January 4

Epiphany of the Lord

 

+ May the Church guide us in strength of mind and heart to defend the freedoms of all when they are threatened.  Savior of the world, we pray.

+ For all those who are fleeing their homelands to find safety and security, and for the more than 11 million people living in refugee camps around the world.  Savior of the world, we pray.

+ Bless all those who extend their helping hands to those in need of food, shelter and clothing, who share their time, talents and resources with others.  Savior of the world, we pray.

+ Help us to remember that by our baptism we are all universally children of the Light, and members of the same body - the Body of Christ. Savior of the world, we pray.

+ May all the earth rejoice that you brought joy into the world when you became one of us!  Savior of the world, we pray.

+ For the grace this week to surrender all selfish ways and to follow the Way who is Christ the Lord.  Savior of the world, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick Charlene Collora, Maria Cinquina, and Rick Sanchez.   Also, we pray for those who have died including Rosie Moriarty, Mary Ann Legaz, and Rita Rockstad, mother of Susan Lester.   Savior of the world, we pray.

+ In thankfulness for all that is written in our new 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.  Savior of the world, we pray.