February 14 ~ First Sunday of Lent

+ During this Lent may the Church share the Gospel message of love with those who live in material, moral or spiritual poverty.  God of all love, we pray.

+ May you heal nations in turmoil because of violence, affliction and oppression; and bring peace to their people.  God of all love, we pray.

+ We lift our voices in thanksgiving and gratitude to you for all that you have done in our lives.  God of all love, we pray.

+ This Lent, may we take the risk and dare to go out into the deep water of our own hearts and into your love.  God of all love, we pray.

+ Because you have filled our lives with your abundance and mercy, may we, in turn, shower others with forgiveness, mercy and love, for we are all your children.  God of all love, we pray.

+ For the grace this week to face the temptations of life by relying on your love in our lives.  God of all love, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Charlene Collora; Mike Finn; Terry Casey; Levi Jennings; and Florence Pung.  We pray also for those who have died, including Gerda Franc and Vera Cornall.  God of all love, 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.  God of all love, we pray.