Let us pray now for all those we are called to welcome into our lives.
For the Church: that our deeds of hospitality and service may reveal for us a glimpse the face of God, we pray:
For individuals, groups and organizations that seek to welcome the unwelcomed, we pray:
For the Passionist Missionaries, and all those who spread the Gospel, that they receive adequate resources for comforting the suffering and feeding the hungry, we pray:
For all who are busy with work: that God will free us from overworking, help us find the life-giving balance, and recognize the relationships which bring us life, we pray:
For all who are traveling during these summer weeks: that God will protect them, renew and restore them through this time away and strengthen their bonds with family and friends whom they visit, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including Helene Savela. May they find comfort in God’s love and from the care of their family and friends, we pray:
We remember those who have died with faith in the resurrection, and for those who are struggling with grief for the passing of a loved-one, we pray:
Gracious God, you have chosen to dwell among us in unexpected, surprising ways, most especially in the person of your own Son, Jesus. Give us open and fearless hearts and minds that we may welcome you however and whenever you appear. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.