February 3, 2019 ~ 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the Church grow to stand before the world without stain or blemish, holy and obedient to your word.  Father, refuge of all peoples, we pray.

+ For the world:  help us to remember that you are our light and our help, that we do not need to be afraid but can remain hopeful, trusting in you.  Father, refuge of all peoples, we pray.

+ For an end to terrorism in the world and for the healing of all hatred and division.  Father, refuge of all peoples, we pray.

+ Give us the courage to take your love into our everyday lives to all we meet, especially those who most need your help.  Father, refuge of all peoples, we pray.

+ As our parish discerns new leadership for our councils and commissions, may we be open to your Holy Spirit’s call to serve our community using the gifts we have been given.  Father, refuge of all peoples, we pray.

+ For the grace of greater humility, and to be more focused on Jesus in our daily lives.  Father, refuge of all peoples, we pray.

+ Let us pray for all those who are sick including those whose names we now say out loud.   [Fr. Tony will end this prayer with "we pray to the Lord".]

The Petitions offered at Saturday vigil and Sunday Masses are written by  St. Anne parishioners who meet to consider the needs of our community, our church and our world in light of the scriptures.  If you would like to participate in this ministry, you are already invited:  No experience or special knowledge is needed, just a heartfelt desire to pray with our community.  For questions, or to participate, please call Carol Ford at 206-281-5920.