Prayers of the Faithful for June 16 & 17, 2018


In a spirit of faith and hope, we lift up our prayers for those we love and for the whole world.


That the seed of faith planted in the heart of each believer may grow into a bountiful manifestation of God’s reign in the world, we pray:

That crops planted this season will give a bountiful harvest so that all may be nourished and sustained by God’s gifts, we pray:

That the efforts of those who serve the poor and oppressed may reap an abundant harvest of compassion and justice, we pray:

That we will be open to the growth that takes place in our lives and that we find the strength to continue faithfully to respond to God’s invitations, we pray:

That our Father in heaven will bless and guide all fathers, stepfathers, and guardians in the holy vocation of fatherhood, we pray:

That those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including Hank Dotzler and Cyndi St. John, may find comfort in the healing touch of God and by the loving care of family and friends, we pray:

That those who have died, especially Scott Jirik, the son of Sharon Jirik, may be forever held in the loving arms of God, we pray:


Accept these prayers, O God, and, with the faith of the mustard seed, may our smallest acts of kindness and justice bring your kingdom to reality in our own time and place. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen