Prayers of the Faithful for September 8 & 9, 2018


With hearts and spirits opened to God’s healing presence, let us pray:


For the Church: that God will heal our deafness so that we may hear God’s invitations to service and recognize the cry of those who are suffering, we pray:

For a spirit of listening: that God will free us from the noise that blocks our ability to hear the Word of God and the distractions that obscure the hopes that God has placed within our hearts, we pray:

For a spirit of compassion: that God will help immigrants and refugees establish new lives and experience justice and respect in their new homeland, we pray:

For a spirit of welcome and hospitality in our parish: that all who join us for worship, community or service may experience the love of Christ and a warm welcome, we pray:

For peace: that God will inspire leaders to make new efforts for peace, open hearts to dialogue and guide them in protecting of the dignity of each person, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including Mary Thul. 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, may they experience the peace and joy of God’s kingdom, we pray:


Lord our God, you heal and draw us to yourself by your tender care: hear our prayers, and open our eyes to receive the Good News proclaimed by your Divine Son as we offer these prayers to you through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.