February 22 ~ First Sunday of Lent

February 22, First Sunday of Lent

 

+ That this Lent the Church will bear witness to the Gospel message of your love to all those who live in material, moral or spiritual destitution.  Holy Spirit, breath of life, we pray.

+ For all nations torn by war and for all victims of war, let us be instruments of your peace and love in a world of violence and hatred.  Holy Spirit, breath of life, we pray.

+ As the rainbow in the clouds was a sign to Noah of your covenant of love, may we today live with the same heart-felt confidence in you and your love.  Holy Spirit, breath of life, we pray.

+ Help us to remember that Lent is our chance to make our own journey through the desert again - to reconnect with you, each other and even with our own self.  Holy Spirit, breath of life, we pray.

+ For the grace this week to face the temptations of life by relying on the love of the Lord in our lives.  Holy Spirit, breath of life, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Charlene Collora; Esther Walsh, mother of Mary Ellen Kennedy; Lisa Moulding, sister of Jason Moulding; Pat McCarthy, and Jim Waldref.   Also, we pray for those who have died including Louise Lamb-Tompkins, daughter of Connie Lamb; and Father William Slate. Holy Spirit, breath of life, 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, breath of life, we pray.