August 20 ~ Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the Church be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel, bringing us closer to you.  Jesus, Prince of Peace, we pray.

+ For those who hold public office: may they imitate the goodness of the Lord, who secured justice and the rights of all the oppressed.  Jesus, Prince of Peace, we pray.

+ Help us to be peacemakers, truth seekers and truth tellers, reconcilers, and builders of a culture of life.  Jesus, Prince of Peace, we pray.

+ In trust, we ask that you heal whatever is broken in our world, our community of faith, our homes and in our own hearts.  Jesus, Prince of Peace, we pray.

+ Like you, help us to acknowledge the dignity of all people.  May we honor and respect everyone for their very being.  Jesus, Prince of Peace, we pray.

+ For the grace to trust in your mercy to be able to see the beauty of creation.  Jesus, Prince of Peace, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick, especially Marianne Jurich.  Also, we pray for those who have died including Mary Shelley, and Yvonne Eisenhart, sister of Lotchie Kerch. Jesus, Prince of Peace, 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.  Jesus, Prince of Peace, 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.