Prayers of the Faithful for January 14 & 15, 2017
Our relationship to Jesus calls us to be in relationship to others, and so we pray for one another.
For the Church: that we who are called to be holy may allow the grace of God to work in us and form us into the people of God, we pray:
For a greater awareness of God’s call in our lives: that we may listen and live out the mission to which God invites us, we pray:
For catechists and parents: that like John the Baptist, they may introduce and lead the young people in their care to a deeper relationship with Jesus, we pray:
For all who have turned away from God: that our words and deeds may make God’s love and presence known to them, we pray:
For all who are filled with worry or anxiety: that God will ease their fear, help them to recognize that God is with them, and give them courage, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Delores Swanson, Pat Turner, Jan Hysong, Margaret Hutchinson, Beverly Kraft. May they experience God’s healing touch, we pray:
For all who have died ,especially, Scott Hartung, the son of Sandy Hartung; Jim Breitzer, the brother of Carolyn Welsch. May they be gathered to the Lord and experience the fullness of light and salvation in Christ, we pray:
God, who showed us who Jesus is, we pray for eyes that are open to recognizing him and hearts that are open to following him. Help us to deepen our relationship to him and to one another. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.