Prayers of the Faithful for September 3 & 4, 2016
On this journey of discipleship, let us ask God’s help for ourselves and for the whole world.
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 workers, whom we honor this Labor Day: for all who contribute to our quality of life; for the unemployed or the underemployed, we pray:
For teachers and students beginning the challenges of a new academic year; and for families stretched by additional activities, demands and expenses, we pray:
For a deeper appreciation of all the people who are in our lives: that we may see them with the love that God has for each of them, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including, Ron Diger, Denise Conlin, Russ Keller, Ellen Heitzman. May God’s healing love touch them and restore them to fullness of life, we pray:
For those who have died especially, Joanne Walter Jimenez, the sister of Cindy Rhinehart. May they rejoice forever in God’s eternal home, we pray:
God who is beyond our understanding, we trust that you are with us as we struggle to live as disciples. Be with us as we commit ourselves to follow your Son, Jesus. We ask this through that same Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.