Prayers of the Faithful for September 1 & 2, 2018
Let us, out of a spirit of love, pray now for our own needs and for the needs of others.
For the Church: that we may experience ever deeper conversion of mind and heart as we allow God’s Word to instruct and free us, we pray:
For consolation and healing for all who have been harmed by sexual violence or exploitation in the Church, that their cries will be heard and their pain assuaged by the love of Christ in his people, we pray:
For conversion from our hypocrisies: that we may recognize where we say one thing and live by another so that we may come to greater integrity and wholeness, 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 Jeanne Perna. May God strengthen them, renew them, and fill them with healing, we pray:
For those who have died, may they experience the peace and joy of God’s kingdom, we pray:
God of compassion, we ask for the gift of discernment, that we may be able to distinguish between the letter and the spirit of the law. Make us aware of the needs of others in all that we do. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.