and for all who wish to be heard Petitions for the Covid 19 pandemic can be selected here Bring comfort and healing to those who suffer through illness, addiction and grief. For an end to systemic racism. We ask: Receive our prayer, O God. Help us to find ways to treat the coronavirus and deliver us from all that threatens life. May we be resourceful and wise with the gifts of our environment. May we feel the pain of others, understand their need and reach out to all who suffer in any way with a continual love that is rooted in our faith. months[7]="July"; For all who suffer and for all who wait. Grant them courage and peace workers to act justly, May we reimagine and find new ways May we be channels for them to open their hearts. to alleviate hunger and oppression, For the church. For those who have lost faith. For cancer survivors and all who know May they make decisions with wisdom and understanding. We ask: Receive our prayer, O God. May the church be a faithful witness of your constant, vibrant and dynamic love. Response after each petition: Receive our prayer, O God. The biggest warning is that if we ignore John and his crowd, we’re not likely to recognize where Christ is working today. Let us pray to the Lord. by Ignatius of Loyola. For those who seek employment or who face financial catastrophe. of how they hurt themselves and others. We ask: Receive our prayer, O God. Commentator: We pray for the Earth, our common home. Give us patience and compassion during this pandemic. May their time of waiting be blessed with joy and possibility; For the prayers we offer in silence … We remember our beloved sick, dying and grieving …, For Pope Francis, and all who lead within the church. John quotes him as saying, “I came that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” In this episode, Jesus saw that nine people got restored to their old life and one was open to real abundance. Today’s scriptures call us to repentance and a change of heart. We ask: Receive our prayer, O God. For a deeper realization of our blessedness. Jesus says that even our loved ones should not keep us from full discipleship. We remember in thanksgiving the great legacy For the church. May we be a leaven of compassion and hospitality Help us end divisions in our world. That through prayer and good works, we may open our … With whom would you identify? For all who labor. Free of these things, we can follow Jesus with single-minded hearts such as the tower builders of the Gospel who begin with the proper foundations. as he confronts so many trials and judgments. Bring peace to those who are alienated and alone. of the damage caused by systemic racism Help us open our minds and our hearts. May God’s strength comfort and sustain all who wait. Free us from all types of jealousy and envy Bless our beloved sick, dying and grieving. May your Spirit inspire us to live with forgiveness, compassion and openness? The sick and dying, during this time of searching for new life. we promote systemic racism and exercise prejudice. We ask: Risen Lord, receive our prayer. For what we place before God in our silence .. May we be a Church of compassion and insight, Finding ways to alleviate suffering and moving beyond boundaries to respond with genuine love. Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, Give the grace of true conversion to the church the new beginnings God offers us. Open their hearts and minds To You, O Lord, I return it. We ask: Receive our prayer, O God. For those who suffer from fear during this pandemic. For college students, teachers and administrators Let us pray to the Lord. Calling us to find ways to end injustice and racism, Our speech is blessed as we set out for God. We remember the needs of our country and the world. For those who struggle with poverty, starvation and disease. May they lead with honesty, integrity and compassion. For the intentions that we hold in our silence … Give us patience to endure the struggles of this time. Saint Paul the Apostle said, “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” The Resurrection of Our Lord from the dead is the ultimate foundation of the Catholic Faith, “the resurrection of the body,” and “life everlasting” as in our Credo. May their hearts and minds be open to the marvelous and miraculous things that God does within and around them. Prayers to the Holy Spirit, can help you remember a very special one, the birthday of our Church at Pentecost! Bless our efforts to create a peaceful world. For a deeper appreciation of the Eucharist. For the prayers we hold in our hearts. Bring comfort to our beloved sick, dying and grieving — and hear the intentions we hold in silence …. For those preparing for in our parish. ... Where the Monday or Tuesday after Pentecost are days on which the faithful are obliged or accustomed to attend Mass, the Mass of Pentecost Sunday may be, repeated, or a Mass of the Holy Spirit, may be said. For an end to the recent surge of terrorism within our own country. through prayer, hope and steadfast May the boundless forgiveness of God This criminal alone grasped the mystery that the King of the Universe was powerful enough to lay down his life, trusting only in God. Bring understanding and peace to the dying, and hear the needs we hold in silence …. May we be Living Stones Christians speak of peace when there is war, hope amid despair, truth where there are lies and cover-up. These heroes of faith did not live to see what was promised; though faith eases confusion, dulls pain and redeems time, it never brings final clarity. By those faith is closed and whose lives are torn. Enlighten those who are confused or grieving. For the church in every nation. For immigrants who seek refuge and new beginnings; For all who search for answers. For government leaders in every nation. Paul gives us an example of genuine humility in today’s selection from Timothy. Strengthen them in dedication and expertise. Lost in the din of history is the weeping of battered children, abandoned souls, lost hearts, unwelcomed immigrants. May we be channels of God’s Spirit, There are no upcoming events at this time. Are you with the politically correct liberals who strive to be pure, adjusting moral demands to the times, all the while enjoying the certainty that comes from ongoing in-group prayer and reflection? Connecting the Gospel to our experience: Holiness is not a goody-goody, otherworldly mode of living. , ____________________________________________________, Call to Worship (based . and all who suffer injustice or prejudice. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. The Easter season calls us to understand the new creation — the mutual union of God’s love and human love — a force that becomes more real every day. If we open our eyes to the Word of God and unstop our ears to hear the cry of the poor, we will be careful about the politics and economic policies we endorse. For a spirit of hope in our world. that all people may be able to live, breathe, and grow in health. May we be persistent in our prayer, seeking growth in our relationship with God and with our brothers and sisters in every land. For Pope Francis and the church all over the world. In our lifetimes, we have never celebrated Pentecost in such an unusual manner. We ask: Receive our prayer, O God. For our personal needs and for the needs of our beloved sick, dying and grieving …. For the grieving, the depressed, the lonely or addicted. for our ever changing world. In the Gospel reading we hear of John the Baptist – A Voice Cries in the Wilderness, Prepare a way for the Lord, Make His paths straight. To him is given the further revelation that it is safe to return to their homeland. For the gift of peace. Heal all who are alienated by broken families. He locked himself into his own little world, and while that may have been fine for a few years, it didn’t take long to realize that it was going to be an eternal inferno. Who have died in this pandemic. We ask: Lord, hear your people’s prayer. Heal our divisions caused by selfishness, greed and prejudice. For the world and for those in need of daily bread. May governments come to the direct aid of all who have been rendered powerless. May we be ready to extend welcome and support There is ruin in our cities, terrorism in our world, misery among the voiceless old, skepticism among the hungry young, division called by politics, greed among tyrants and would-be leaders. Observe all your commandments to work in our minds and our hearts Doing the master’s will means becoming the master in his absence. May we free ourselves from prejudices we hold and open our hearts to dismiss politics and embrace love. For administrators, teachers and students We ask: Risen Lord, hear our prayer, For the families and friends of all For a greater unity in the church under Pope Francis. For the needs we hold in our hearts … For our beloved sick, dying and grieving. For political captives and anyone whose safety is threatened. It is observed seven weeks after Easter Sunday on the liturgical calendar.You can use these Pentecost prayer, call to worship, litany, and hymn ideas as you plan your Pentecost Sunday worship service. And You shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray as one for the healing of the world. Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles. May we discover how deeper sincere prayer is the onl way to be able to see God’s horizon. For healing within the human family. For a growth in holiness and a deeper sense of discipleship. We ask: Receive our prayer, O God. May we learn to live each day as faithful disciples, trusting in God’s promises and serving others. May we be reconcilers and peacemakers, When Moses lowers his arms, the enemy prevails. God’s love and mercy always is there for us. Bring us back together again with deeper faith. For those who suffer through illness, addiction or grief. Of course, a just solution will be to her benefit. We ask: Receive our prayer, O God. We ask: Risen Lord, hear our prayer. and during this time of pandemic. Those who are confused, For our country. The king waging war shows how shrewd calculations can bring fullness. the power of waiting in hope. May God’s Word continue to form and strengthen us. For world leaders and governments. in our society; For all people who confront prejudice or racism every day. May those who are sick, aged, handicapped, addicted or challenged in any way receive our tender care, attention and love. We ask: Receive our prayer, O God. Give us wisdom that opens our hearts in generosity and welcome wisdom that helps us to recognize and respond to the needs of others, especially refugees and immigrants. the poor, hungry, war torn and forgotten; May we embrace a humility that calls for a deeper surrender to God’s healing. Paul knows that he’s done everything possible to fulfill his mission. Strengthen Pope Francis and the church. We ask: Receive our prayer, O God. Pentecost. May we grow in awareness that whatever we accomplish is the result of God’s love and grace. For our own community. and the foundation for a solid faith within them. May we embrace true wisdom and the grace to be childlike, We ask: Risen Lord, hear our prayer. Strengthen Pope Francis and fill our church with courage. -We pray for our Parish family. Those held captive by fear. to nourish and to celebrate our faith Inspire world leaders and government Instill in all people a greater respect for human life from the womb to the tomb. to support each other with kindness and love. When we hear today’s Gospel, the multiplicity of vivid details can obscure a key element. For all who are discerning a call to ministry in the church. Bless those serving in the military or in the missions. And help us find the direction we seek; to people who are hurting themselves or others. Free of the limits of our time and space, God made our outstretched arms his own in Jesus crucified, who, in crushing loss, cried out: “Into your hands I commend my spirit.”. Guide and inspire their work to so that justice is served, so that those who are hurt and hopeless are assisted, so that the war-torn may be aided and immigrant families be welcomed and healed. For an end to prejudice, war and violence. Luke’s nativity reveals how God gambled on Mary. for those who are alone, or in nursing homes; May the dying know the comfort of God’s peace. Hear the intentions we offer in our silence …. We ask: Lord, hear your people’s prayer. May they be strong in shepherding the world with compassion and with love that we all may know the joy of welcoming the lost, healing the injured and caring for the abused. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. We ask: Receive our prayer, O God. For the problems and illness that this pandemic has caused. and for all who exercise priestly ministry. For greater humility in the church and in government. Meaning, purpose and care abundant love that God is always with us than we will in. 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