Prayers of the Faithful for March 12 & 13, 2016
Aware of God’s mercy and forgiveness, let us pray with confidence to our loving Father.
For the whole church that is need of forgiveness and mercy, we pray:
For each of us gathered here in faith, may we share with others the mercy and compassion with which God has blessed us, we pray:
For conversion of heart: that we may give up rationalizing our sinfulness and instead accept God’s generous offer of mercy, we pray:
For all peoples, that we may have the grace to forgive those who have offended us, or to make amends with those whom we have offended, we pray:
For those receiving the Easter sacraments: that God will lead them from the death of sin to newness of life through Baptism, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including Lauren Griep, Joe Krause, Ken Kuzina, Eric Skare, Fr. Mike Tegeder, may they be healed and comforted by God’s love; We pray:
For those who have died, especially, James Pechan, son-in-law of Jerry Simondet; Bill Kraft, the brother of Karen Atkinson and Mary Christopherson; Terry Steinberger, brother of Larry Steinberger. May they know the joy of the resurrection, We pray:
Merciful God, we know that we are all sinners. Help us to be compassionate toward one another and to remember that you are always ready to offer us forgiveness and new life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.