Prayers of the Faithful for September 24 & 25, 2016
With humility and a Christ-like attitude, let us pray in a special way today for the people of St. Rose of Lima in Haiti. Let us ask God for the grace we need to champion those who have nothing.
For the Church: that all members reach out to the Lazarus lying at their doorstep, we pray:
For peace throughout the world and across our nation: may leaders work to end bloodshed, terrorism, and destruction that divides the human family, we pray:
For compassion: that we may see and hear the sufferings of those who are enslaved by poverty and sacrificially respond to their need, we pray:
For the grace of discipleship: that we may never prefer anything, even our most treasured possessions, to our relationship with Christ, we pray:
For our sisters and brothers in Gris-Gris, may God bless them and Fr. Fayant as he continues his ministry at St. Rose of Lima, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers. May God’s healing love touch them and restore them to fullness of life, we pray:
For those who have died especially, Denise Conlin, the mother of Andrew Conlin; Don Bertram, the brother of Nema Heider; and Fr. Tim Power. May all who have died be forever held in the loving arms of God, we pray:
Merciful God, we pray for the compassion, courage and generosity to see and respond to those who need our help. Do not allow us to be callous or complacent, for we long to be your righteous people. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.