January 10 ~ The Baptism of the Lord

+ For the Church: that you will grasp your people by the hand and make us a light for the nations.  Jesus only Begotten Son of God, we pray.

+  For all nations torn by upheaval and war and for all victims of war, let us be instruments of your peace and love in a world of violence and hatred.  Jesus only Begotten Son of God, we pray.

+ May the children baptized this weekend, and those preparing for baptism at the Easter Vigil this year, find in the sacrament happiness and peace.  Jesus only Begotten Son of God, we pray.

+ Like Jesus, may we, too, be totally committed to doing your will.  Especially in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, may we never forget our commitment to mercy.  Jesus only Begotten Son of God, we pray.

+ May we be people of gratitude because by grace you love us, even though we have not earned it nor deserve it.  Jesus only Begotten Son of God, we pray.

+ For the grace to live our baptismal promises with deeper authenticity and fervor.  Jesus only Begotten Son of God, we pray

+ For all those who are sick especially Charlene Collora; Mike Finn; Michelle Betts, Mary Shelley, Levi Jennings, Katie Berg, and Peter Maricich.  We pray also for those who have died, including Mary Ann Farmer, mother of Joe Farmer.  Jesus only Begotten Son of God, 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.  Jesus only Begotten Son of God, we pray.