Enlightened by the Spirit of wisdom, we present our petitions to our loving God.
For the Church: that all members willingly remain faithful disciples of Jesus, regardless of the cost, we pray:
For all Christians: that we may courageously embrace our daily crosses, embrace the paschal mystery, and be brought to newness of life with Christ, we pray:
For all affected by hurricane Harvey: those who died, were injured, or have lost homes. May God ease their suffering, give them strength and touch the hearts of many to assist them, we pray:
For all who labor so that others may have the necessities of life, food on their tables, and live in safety: that God will renew their energy and help them to use their gifts and talents fully, we pray:
For all who are beginning a new academic year: that students and teachers may learn together as they grow in wisdom and love, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including, Keith Chapman, Lois Goblirsch. May they find comfort in the healing touch of God and by the loving care of family and friends, we pray:
For all who have died, especially Skip Holtan, the husband of Shirley Holtan. May they be forever held in the loving arms of God, we pray:
God of all joys, your Son gave his life for your sake. Make us long for your mercy more than for earthly life. We ask this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.