February 28 ~ Third Sunday of Lent

+ For the Church: that all clergy may deepen their desire to lead your people to holiness.  Holy Spirit who guides us, we pray.

+ For the world: that those who hold public office may imitate your goodness, and secure justice and the rights of all oppressed.  Holy Spirit who guides us, we pray.

+ Although we yearn to see you and hear your voice in something as concrete as a burning bush, help us to also intently listen for your voice as you whisper in our minds and hearts.  Holy Spirit who guides us, we pray.

+ In this period of discernment for membership on our Councils and Commissions, we ask you to speak in our hearts how we can best serve you in this, our community.  Holy Spirit who guides us, we pray.

+ For those preparing to enter the Church this Easter: that you will free them from the false values that can blind us.  Holy Spirit who guides us, we pray.

+ For the grace to renew and deepen our efforts at genuine repentance and be prepared through this season of Lent to live the life of Easter to the full. Holy Spirit who guides us, 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 Vera Cornall and Jackie Overstreet.  Holy Spirit who guides us, 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 who guides us, we pray.