August 4 ~ 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ We, your church, pray that you, Holy Spirit, will fill us and our Church leaders with the wisdom and courage to bring the Good News to our broken world.  Holy Spirit of truth, we pray.

+ We pray that world leaders will heed the demands of our young people to act decisively to reverse the destruction of our earth's atmosphere.  Holy Spirit of truth, we pray.

+ For those who suffer in body, mind or spirit - who live each day on the edge of despair - that they may experience your saving love and be healed.  Holy Spirit of truth, we pray.

+ Help us to understand what it means to be merciful - to members of our families, to our friends, to members of our church community, and to strangers we encounter in our lives.  Holy Spirit of truth, we pray.

+ Continually renew our community here at St. Anne's into your image.  Give us the courage to live our lives rich in what matters to you.  Holy Spirit of truth, we pray.

+ For those of us rich in the rewards of this world: give us the grace of resting our trust solely in you.  Holy Spirit of truth, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick including Naomi Zamberlin, Alan Rosenthal, Beverly Peterson, Frank Siderius, and Margaret Rican.  We pray also for those who have died including Charlotte Maupin, sister of Della Maricich; and Deacon Bill Haines, brother of Kathleen Kramer.  Holy Spirit of truth, 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 of truth, we pray.