August 23 ~ Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ That the Church will act as mediator in problems affecting peace, social harmony, the defense of life, and human and civil rights.  Christ, Holy One of God, we pray.

+ For protection for those fighting the wildfires in the West, for those who are injured and for those who have died and for their families.  Christ, Holy One of God, we pray.

+ For those who are unemployed: that you will keep them from discouragement and enable them to find living wage jobs.  Christ, Holy One of God, we pray.

+ As did Joshua and the tribes of Israel of old, may we continue to choose to serve you this day and in all the days to come.  Christ, Holy One of God, we pray.

+ Help us to nourish and cherish one another, and so be bound together in mutual love.  Christ, Holy One of God, we pray

+ For the grace this week to stay close to Jesus in all life's trials.  Christ, Holy One of God, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Terry Casey, and Hank Durand, husband of Pat Durand.  Also, we pray for those who have died.  Christ, Holy One of God, 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.  Christ, Holy One of God, we pray