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Prayers of the Faithful for March 23 & 24, 2019

Presider:

We now bring our needs and the needs of the whole world to God who is kind and merciful.

Lector:

For the Church: that we may rely upon God’s love for us when we experience trials and adversity, we pray:

For a deeper awareness: that we may recognize and be attentive to God’s presence with us each day in every aspect of our lives, we pray:

For the poor, and for those who are persecuted because of their faith, we pray:

For those preparing for the Easter sacraments and the life changes they bring, we pray:

For all God’s people on this Lenten pilgrimage, especially our community of Risen Savior: may we be renewed in wisdom. charity, faith, and hope; and so, like the fig tree, bear great fruit; we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including Stacy Crawford and John Gieske . May all who suffer be healed by God’s loving care, we pray:

For those who have died; may they and all who have gone to their rest know the joy of the resurrection, we pray:

 

Presider:

Just and merciful God, you know and love us as the imperfect people we are. Grant us awareness, humility, and gratitude as we ponder our sinfulness and your constant call to repentance. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.



Prayers of the Faithful for March 16 & 17, 2019

Presider:

We who seek a deeper relationship with Jesus pray now for all of our needs and the needs of the world.

Lector:

For the Church: that we may listen deeply to God’s beloved Son so that our lives may manifest God’s glory, we pray:

For a deepening of hope: that in the midst of negative and doubting messages from our society, we may grow in trusting that God will never give up on us, we pray:

For a deeper awareness of life’s goal: that we may allow God to change and transform us day by day so that we may come to the fullness of life with God in eternity, we pray:

For our brothers and sisters in Gris Gris: that we may be filled with care and compassion  and respond with generous hearts, open hands, and a renewed sense of solidarity with all the families and children, we pray:

For all who are on a journey, whether physical or spiritual: that they may know God’s presence each step along the way and rely upon God’s light and truth to guide their steps, we pray:

For the sick and suffering in our community, including Stacy Crawford and John Gieske; for all who suffer, we pray:

For those who have died, and for all who mourn their passing, we pray:

 

Presider:

Loving God, your divine Son shines with the radiance of your glory. Hear our prayers that one day we might share fully in that same glory. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for March 9 & 10, 2019

Presider:

In this season of renewal and repentance, let us pray for ourselves and for all who are in need throughout the world.

 

Reader:

For the Church: that we may be faithful to our identity as children of God and remain single-minded in seeking to do God’s will, we pray:

For all who hunger each day, particularly children: that our hearts may be open to sharing our bounty with all who are in need during this Lenten season, we pray:

For the grace to face temptations: that the Spirit of God will lead us to freedom and wholeness as we face trials and temptations in life, we pray:

For all who are estranged from the church: that the Spirit will heal their wounds, give them a new understanding and help them find a welcoming community to support them on their faith journey, we pray:

For this community of faith: that through our Lenten journey we may renew our baptismal covenant and become more faithful Christians in word and deed, we pray:

For the sick and suffering in our community, including Mary Matthis, Mary Jane Franzen, Stacy Crawford, and John Gieske. For all who suffer, we pray:

For those who have died, and for all who mourn their passing, we pray:

 

 

Presider:

Merciful God, you were with Jesus in his times of temptation and trouble. Be with us when we struggle with the faith commitment made when we were baptized. Help us to remember that you are also our refuge, our fortress and our sustainer. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.



Prayers of the Faithful for March 2 & 3, 2019

Presider:

Heeding Jesus’ call to repentance, we humbly voice our petitions, trusting in God’s never ending mercy.

 

Lector:

For the Church: that all may bear good fruit for the glory of God, we pray:

For elected leaders: for truthful dialogue among all representatives of political parties and, for the enactment of just laws that protect the least among us, for transparency in government, we pray:

For the grace to be single-hearted: that God will cleanse us of hypocrisy and help us to live fully what we profess, we pray:

For a re-centering of our lives during the coming Lenten season: that God’s grace will guide us to love God more fully and to love our neighbors as we do ourselves, we pray:

For refugees and displaced persons: that God will protect them from harm and mistreatment, guide them to places of safety, and help them find acceptance in new communities, we pray:

For all who are ill, including, Madelyn Kozitza, Mary Matthis, and Mary Jane Franzen. May God lift their burden and fill their hearts with peace, we pray:

For all who have died, especially, Esteban Garcia, the uncle of Liz Arellano; and Pauline Krenik, the mother of Fr. Tom Krenik, May they share fully in the new life of Christ and live with God forever, we pray:

 

Presider:

Gracious God, all that we have is a gift from you. May we tend and cultivate these gifts so they might bear fruit for the glory of your name. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for February 23 & 24, 2019

Presider:

Confident in God’s mercy and compassion, let us present our needs to the Lord.

 

Lector:

For the Church: that we may be instruments of God’s mercy and kindness by sharing what we have received with others who are hurting, we pray:

For all bishops and religious leaders: that God will give them wisdom and courage to address the issues of abuse and complacency in the church, we pray:

For all who have been our enemies, whether politically, economically, or personally: that we may let go of hurts and grudges and seek a new understanding of them, we pray:

For the insight to recognize those in need as our sisters and brothers and the courage to respond to them as friends, we pray:

For conversion of our hearts: that God will free us from returning evil for evil and help us confront evil with love and mercy, we pray:

For all who are ill, including, Tom Diger, Cheri Henderson, Terri Ennett, Madelyn Kozitza, Mary Matthis, and Mary Jane Franzen. May God lift their burden and fill their hearts with peace, we pray:

For all who have died, especially, Patricia Rohde, the mother of Michele Engstrom. May they share fully in the new life of Christ and live with God forever, we pray:

 

Presider:

Gracious God, you call us to emulate your way of love. Grant our prayers that we may trust in your grace as we travel this holy way. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

        


Prayers of the Faithful for February 16 & 17, 2019

Presider:

Let us pray now for our own needs and the needs of the whole world.

 

Lector:

For the Church: that the power of Christ’s resurrection may give us vision and perspective for our lives and the courage to live for God each day, we pray:

 For Pope Francis and all the bishops who are gathering in Rome this week: that the Spirit will inspire them to boldly act to cleanse the church of abusive behavior and be instruments of healing for all who are suffering, we pray:

For a growth in faith: that we may deepen our trusting reliance upon God who provides all that we need for life and wholeness, we pray:

For discernment: that we may see beyond the false answers of consumerism and prosperity, and recognize the true fulfillment of our hungers and desires that can be found only in God, we pray:

For all who are filled with sorrow: that those who have lost loved ones, their health or their employment may know the presence of God who wipes away all tears and who brings light into every darkness, we pray:

For all who are ill, including, Tom Diger, Cheri Henderson, and Terri Ennett. May God lift their burden and fill their hearts with peace, we pray:

For all who have died, especially, Mary Thamert, the sister of Bob Thamert. May they share fully in the new life of Christ and live with God forever, we pray:

 

 

Presider:

Loving God, you sent your son to show us the way of holy living. Hear our prayers that we might become ever more people of your way. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for February 9 & 10, 2019

Presider:

Let us pray now for our own needs and the needs of the whole world.

 

Lector:

For the Church: that we may be attentive to God’s invitations and relying upon God’s grace to respond unselfishly and wholeheartedly we pray:

For those called to promote peace throughout the world: for political and military leaders; for diplomats and negotiators, we pray:

For those called to promote social and economic justice throughout the world; for all organizations and groups that protect civil and human rights, we pray,

For those called to serve God by caring for their families and friends, their neighborhoods and workplaces, their churches and schools, we pray:

For those who feel unworthy to be called or do not recognize that they are being called, we pray:

For the grace to listen: that we may follow Christ away from the noise and demands of daily life and enter into the silent depths of our hearts where God can speak to us, we pray:

For all who are ill, including, Tom Diger and Cheri Henderson, that God will lift their burden and fill their hearts with peace, we pray:

For all who have died, especially, Mary Meacham. May they share fully in the new life of Christ and live with God forever, we pray:

 

Presider:

O God, you sent your son among us so that we might follow him in bringing others to salvation. Hear our prayer that we might be faithful in all we do and come one day to share the fullness of life with you. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for February 2 & 3, 2019

Presider:

In faith, hope and love we pray for the needs of the whole world.

 

Reader:

For the church: that it may encourage, as well as listen to, those called to speak the truth, we pray:

For those whose work is to speak the truth in business, in government, in the military, in international relations, we pray:

For those who struggle in their daily living: that the poor  and the suffering may have their burdens lifted by those who have heard and headed God’s word, we pray:

For the gift of vocations: for all married, consecrated, and ordained people who have chosen their vocations with a desire to build God's Kingdom, we pray:

For the grace to rejoice in the success of others, let go of past injuries, and encourage one another toward fuller lives, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers. May they be healed by God’s loving touch, including, John Ramberg, and Tom Diger, we pray:

For those who have died. May they find comfort in the arms of God, especially, Connie Edwards, and for those who mourn the passing of loved ones, we pray:

 

 

Presider:

Saving God, you sent your Son to speak to us words both gracious and challenging. Hear our prayers that we might heed what he speaks to us and live faithfully the life to which he calls us. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for January 26 & 27, 2019

Presider:

Let us pray that the glad tidings of God’s love and care for those in need be brought to fulfillment.

 

Reader:

For the Church: that we may be instruments of God’s reign who free captives,  unburden the oppressed and help others to experience a time of God’s favor physically, spiritually, emotionally and economically, we pray:

For the members of Congress and state legislatures: that God will give them insight and courage as they address the issues of violence, finances, and immigration, we pray:

For greater awareness: that we may recognize the gift of each day and find meaning, develop relationships and discover opportunities for growth daily, we pray:

For discernment: that leaders in the Christian community may recognize the work of God in each individual and call forth the gifts and talents that God has entrusted to each person, we pray:

For each of us: that we may hear the Word of God, allow our hearts to be moved by it, and respond to it with dedication, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers. May they be healed by God’s loving touch, including, John Ramberg, we pray:

For those who have died. May they find comfort in the arms of God, and for those who mourn the passing of loved ones, we pray:

 

Presider:

O God, you sent your Son in the power of the Holy Spirit to bring us the glad tidings of salvation. Hear our prayers that we may come to the fullness of life Jesus proclaimed. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for January 19 & 20, 2019

Presider:

Let us pray that Jesus’ ongoing abundant love may touch our lives and the lives of others both near and far.

 

Reader:

For the church: that it may continue Jesus’ ministry of serving people in their life events, we pray:

For a deepening of faith: that we may be inspired by Mary’s words and seek to do whatever God asks of us, we pray:

For a greater recognition of the gifts God has given each person: that we may encourage the gifts of one another for the good of the Church and the whole human family, we pray:

For greater awareness of our limits: that we may recognize our need for God’s help and confidently call out to God as we face our challenges and shortcomings, we pray:

For all engaged and married couples: that they may be channels of God’s love to one another and signs of God’s loving presence in society, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers. May they be healed by God’s loving touch, including, John Ramberg, we pray:

For those who have died. May they find comfort in the arms of God, especially, Pris Pawlikowski, the sister in law of Dardra Pawlikowski; Eileen Freeman, and Bill Schulz, the father of Stephanie Selisker, and for those who mourn the passing of loved ones, we pray:

  

Presider:

O God, your love for us is a never ending abundance. Hear our prayers that one day we might share forever in the glory of your heavenly wedding banquet. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for January 12 & 13, 2019

Presider:

Made children of God by baptism, we raise up our prayers in confidence.

Reader:

For the Church: that we may recognize our calling to be daughters and sons of God who have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit and sent to share God’s Good News with others, we pray:

For understanding: that we may learn from Jesus how to be fully human and place all of our gifts and talents into God’s service, we pray:

For all who have been baptized in our community, particularly those during this last year, may they be faithful disciples of Jesus and continue to grow in their knowledge and love of God, we pray:

For young people who have strayed from God’s path, may they find in Jesus a friend who comforts and guides them, we pray:

For those in need of a shepherd’s care: for refugees, the ill, those unjustly detained, and those who lack heat or food, that God’s love will comfort them and the hearts of many that reach out to them, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers. May they be healed by God’s loving touch, we pray:

For those who have died, and for those who mourn the passing of loved ones. May they find comfort in the arms of God, we pray:

 

Presider:

God of mercy, you never cease to call us to repentance and fullness of life. Hear our prayers as we strive to follow the way of Jesus. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for January 5 & 6, 2019

Presider:

On this great feast of Epiphany that celebrates Jesus’ coming for the whole world, we pray for the many needs both here and across the earth.

 

Reader:

That the light of Christ may bring peace to the heart of every man, woman and child, we pray:

That the radiance of Christ may be faithfully witnessed through the preaching, teachings and actions of the church, we pray:

That the light of Christ may bring consolation to all who are disenfranchised and have no permanent home, we pray:

That the radiance of Christ brings awareness to all people of the plight of migrants.  May we understand the need for greater protection for all God’s children, we pray:

That the light of Christ shine for all who are searching for God or meaning in life: that the Good News may become real to them and be a light that leads them to wholeness, we pray:

That the radiance of Christ may bring comfort to the sick, including, Connie Edwards, we pray:

That those who have died are filled with the light of eternal life, especially, Timothy and Kimberly O’Brien, parents of Torry and Maggie O’Brien. That those in the darkness of grief find hope and comfort in the radiance of Christ, we pray:

Presider:

Gracious God, you have shown us that your Son is the Messiah King of all peoples. Help us to live in his light through the challenges of our lives and to reflect his glory to all those who cross our paths. We pray in this through Christ our Lord, Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for December 29 & 30, 2018

Presider:  

Let us pray now for ourselves, our own families, and families across the world.

 

Lector:

For members of the community of the church, the family of God, we pray:

For the people of the world, the family of humanity, we pray:

For families suffering loss, division, or hardship, we pray:

For families separated by distance or military service, we pray:

For those who serve families in crisis, we pray:

For ourselves gathered here, the parish family, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Connie Edwards. May they be blessed and healed in this coming new year, we pray:

For those who have died, and for all our beloved dead and the families that mourn their passing, we pray:

 

Presider:

Good and gracious God, watch over and protect us and our homes. Strengthen the love which unites families in peace and joy. We pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for December 22 & 23, 2018

Presider:  

Because we believe that the Savior is among us, we joyfully make our needs known.

 

Lector:

For all members of the church, may they joyfully announce the presence of the Savior by the goodness of their lives, we pray:

For all people of the world, may they live in peace and justice, and thus announce the nearness of God, we pray:

For those in need, may they be lifted up by the generosity this season of giving inspires, we pray:

For parents expecting the birth of a child this season, we pray:

For all of us here, may each of us encounter the Christmas mystery of the Savior’s presence in joyful sharing among family and friends, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers. May all who suffer be encouraged by the Lord’s coming...we pray

For those who have died, especially, Helen Moran the wife of Tom Moran. May all who grieve find comfort in God’s love and promise through Mary, our Blessed Mother...we pray:

 

Presider:

Gracious God, you visit your people in so many ways. Hear these our prayers for our needs as we announce your nearness to all those we meet. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for December 15 & 16, 2018

Presider:  

As we rejoice in the coming of our Savior, we dare to present our needs and those of the world.

 

Lector:

For the Church: that we experience joy through recognizing God with us each day and be free to share that joy with others, we pray:

For the grace to accompany one another: that God will free us from judging others and help us to see each person as a sister or brother with fears and wounds like ourselves, we pray:

For openness of heart: that we, like the crowds, may ask “What should we do?” and listen for God’s life giving invitations, we pray:

For a renewal of hope: that we may surrender our anxieties to God and trust in God’s providence for all our needs and challenges, we pray:

For the gift of Joy: that we may welcome the Spirit more fully into our lives and be instruments of God’s life and love to others, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Tom Diger. May all who suffer be encouraged by the Lord’s coming...we pray

For those who have died, and for those grieving the passing of a loved-one, we pray:

 

Presider:

Holy God, close to us now as we await the coming of your Son, give us your peace and guard us with love. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for December 8 & 9, 2018

Presider:  

Hearing God’s call to salvation, we ask God now for the help we need to respond faithfully.

 

Lector:

For the Church: that we may make ready a way for the Lord and make a straight path for God in our hearts, within our families, and in our workplaces, we pray:

For a reawakening of our hearts: that we may embrace the vision that God offers for wholeness, reconciliation and new beginnings for all the human family, we pray:

For the grace of listening: that our hearts may be open to the Word of God as it comes to us and that our lives may be transformed by it, we pray:

For our Latino parishioners who this week celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe as a sign of God’s promise, we pray:

For peace within families, on our city streets, in faith communities and amongst nations: that God will inspire all to respect the dignity of one another, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Tom Diger. May all who are ill find hope in the Lord’s coming, we pray:

For those who have died, and for those grieving the passing of a loved-one, we pray:

  

Presider:

Saving God, you are merciful and forgiving. Hear our prayers that we might be faithful in responding to your call to salvation and one day dwell with you in everlasting glory. We ask through Christ our Lord, Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for December 1 & 2, 2018

Presider:  

Our loving God is ever present to us and vigilant for our needs. Therefore, we make known these needs.

 

Lector:

For the Church: that we may live in the awareness of God’s presence with us today and look to the future with childlike expectancy for the fulfillment of God’s promises, we pray:

For the grace of vigilance: that we may stay attentive to the Word of God and the signs of our times so that our hearts may not be numbed into complacency nor our minds trapped by worry, we pray:

For all who live in fear and confusion: whether they are rich or poor, immigrant, refugee, or famous, that they may encounter the light of Christ that will show them the way forward to a fuller life, we pray:

For strength and peace in the face of suffering: that God will plant the divine Word of hope deep in our hearts and give us the strength to remain faithful even when tragedy and suffering enter our lives, we pray:

For all gathered here: that Christ may increase our love for one another and help us to be overflowing with generosity toward all who are in need, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Tom Diger. May they and all who suffer, be comforted by your healing touch and by the prayers of friends and family, we pray:

For those who have died, especially, Lewis Barbe, the husband of Diane Barbe. Comfort those who mourn the passing of a loved-one, we pray:

 

Presider:

O Lord, grant us the ability to see the face of Jesus wherever he appears among us, and help us to live in awareness this Advent season. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for November 24 & 25, 2018

Presider:  

The vision of the reign of God includes all people, nations and languages. And so we pray for us all.

 

Lector:

For the Church: that we may be formed into a new people by grace, grow in our fidelity to the truth, and manifest our discipleship through loving service, we pray:

For leaders of government and for judges: that they may recognize that their authority comes from God and that it is for the service of the human community, we pray:

For all who are seeking the truth: that the Spirit of God will lead and guide them to the source of all truth and goodness, we pray:

For the safety of all travelers: that God will protect all who are returning home or to school, we pray:

For families: that each member may speak the truth in love to one another and deepen their support for one another along life’s journey, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Jacob LaMott. May all who suffer illness find healing in knowing that they are held in the palm of God’s hand, we pray:

For those who have died, especially, Joe Thul , the husband of Mary Thul. For all whose names have been inscribed in our Book of the Dead, and for those grieving the passing of a loved-one, we pray:

 

Presider:

All-powerful God, you sent Jesus among us to establish a reign unlike any other on earth: a reign of justice, peace, love and truth for all people. Help us to be living signs of your vision for all and to bring your reign to full fruition. We pray through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for November 17 & 18, 2018

Presider:  

Let us pray for ourselves, our neighbors and all those who are looking for God’s presence in the world.

 

Lector:

For the church: that it may be open to new signs of God’s presence among us, we pray:

For the grace of discernment: that we may understand the signs of the times and recognize God’s presence, action and invitation each day, we pray:

For the gift of hope: that no matter what challenges we face, we may remain confident that with God all things are possible, we pray:

For those who are looking for life’s most basic needs as a sign of God’s presence, we pray:

For the thousands of people affected by the devastating fires in California, may God’s grace strengthen and sustain them as they work to rebuild their lives and communities, we pray:

For those who are looking for healing for themselves or others as a sign of God’s presence, including, Jacob LaMott. May all who suffer be healed by God’s loving touch and by the prayers of this community, we pray:

For those who have died, and for those who mourn the death of a loved one. May they be comforted by God’s unending love, we pray:

 

Presider:

God of promise, keep us alert to the signs of your presence in our midst. Help us to be hopeful and patient, especially in times of discouragement or chaos. Let us be signs for others who also wait. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for November 10 & 11, 2018

Presider:  

Knowing that we need God’s help to be true disciples, let us pray for strength and make our needs known.

 

Lector:

For all members of the church, that we generously give of ourselves to God and others wholeheartedly, we pray:

For newly elected leaders, may they serve those they govern with integrity and authentic self-giving, we pray:

For the current mission trip to our sister parish in Haiti, may those who have traveled to Gri-Gris fruitfully give of their time and talent in service to those in need, we pray:

For the victims of the shooting in Thousand Oaks, California this week, may they find healing and peace through God’s loving care, we pray:

As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Veteran’s Day, let us remember those who have died in the service of our country and may we continue to support those veterans who need assistance with healthcare and employment, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Jacob LaMott. May all who suffer be healed by God’s loving touch and by the prayers of this community, we pray:

For those who have died, especially, Edida Sano, and for those who mourn the death of a loved one. May they be comforted by God’s unending love, we pray:

 

 

Presider:

Just and compassionate God, you show us that living authentically and generously is more important than achieving places of honor. Help us to give from the depths of our hearts and from our treasure. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 


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