August 30 ~ Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ For the Church: that we may honor the Lord not only with our lips, but with our hearts and our lives.  We pray to the Lord.

+ For conversion from our hypocrisies: that we may recognize where we say one thing and live by another so that we may come to greater integrity and wholeness. We pray to the Lord.

+ For a greater care for the most vulnerable of our society, particularly children and the elderly: that we may honor and nurture them with our love and assistance. We pray to the Lord.

+ For all who are affected by the wildfires devastating our land.  May God renew the hope of those suffering, give strength to those fighting the fires, and ease the weather conditions.  We pray to the Lord.

+ For refugees and displaced persons: that God will guide to safety all who have fled violence and persecution, and help them find welcome in new communities. We pray to the Lord.

+ For all those who are sick, especially Frances Covey, Terry Casey, and Hank Durand, husband of Pat Durand.  Also, we pray for those who have died.  We pray to the Lord.

+ In gratitude 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.  We pray to the Lord.