August 18 ~ 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ Grant us - your Church - Christ's fire that we may courageously help our nation reject  bigotry and hate.  Holy Spirit, fire of heaven, we pray.

+ For our world: that those who are richly endowed with material goods beyond simple living may, in gratitude, share with those who have less.  Holy Spirit, fire of heaven, we pray.

+ Give us the courage of Jeremiah to profess the counter-cultural values of our faith, Holy Spirit, fire of heaven, we pray.

+ Give us courage to persevere in running the race that lies before us, and help us to do so for the sake of your joy.  Holy Spirit, fire of heaven, we pray.

+ Oh, Eternal Fire, ignite the fires of your passion in our hearts so that we here at St. Anne's can be instruments of your reign of love on earth.  Holy Spirit, fire of heaven, we pray.

+ Give us the grace to comprehend the difference between the world's peace and the peace you give us, and to live from inside your peace.  Holy Spirit, fire of heaven, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick including Alan Rosenthal, Beverly Peterson, Naomi Zamberlin, Margaret Rican (Rick-en) and Frank Siderius.  We pray also for those who have died including Gerri Killion, husband of Judy Killion, Lois Tossman, mother of Kim Tossman-Matt, and Charlotte Maupin, sister of Della Maricich.  Holy Spirit, fire of heaven, we pray.

+ In thankfulness for all that is written in our Parish Book of Thanksgiving.  We pray also for the intentions written in the Parish Book of Intercessions and those we hold in the silence of our hearts.  Holy Spirit, fire of heaven, we pray.

The Petitions offered at Saturday vigil and Sunday Masses are written by  St. Anne parishioners who meet to consider the needs of our community, our church and our world in light of the scriptures.  If you would like to participate in this ministry, you are already invited:  No experience or special knowledge is needed, just a heartfelt desire to pray with our community.  For questions, or to participate, please call Carol Ford at 206-281-5920.