September 10, 2017

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayers of the Faithful

 

1)   For Pope Francis, bishops, priests and deacons, may they be blessed with the grace and strength needed to continue teaching to the Lord’s flock as good and faithful shepherds,

  

          let us pray to the Lord…

 

2)   For our civic leaders, may they work to bring opposing points of view around a common table in order to find solutions,

 

          let us pray to the Lord…

 

3)   For all who continue to suffer in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks sixteen years ago, for all who lost their lives on that day and afterward as a result of those attacks, and for a renewed resolve to work toward peace in our world,

 

          let us pray to the Lord…

 

4)   For grandparents, that their children and grandchildren give them love and treat them with respect and dignity,

 

          let us pray to the Lord…

 

5)   For those who have died, especially _________________________ from S.S. Peter and Paul, and ________________________ St. Joan of Arc, may they, through God’s grace and mercy, enter the kingdom of heaven,

 

          let us pray to the Lord…

 

6)   For our own concerns and those listed in the Parish Books of Intercessions, we ask God for guidance and comfort,

 

          (pause)

 

          let us pray to the Lord…