January 11

Baptism of the Lord

+ For the Church, that you will grasp your people by the hand, reform us, and set us as a light for the nations.  Lord, who invites us to the water, we pray.

+ May all those to be baptized, especially those preparing for baptism at the Easter Vigil this year, find in the sacrament the happiness of their destiny in Christ.  Lord, who invites us to the water, we pray.

+ May all people have life-giving water and the simple resources they need for life.  Lord, who invites us to the water, we pray.

+ May we, filled with the confidence of your Spirit and with trust in you, be your Word that goes forth to do your will and achieve the ends for which we are sent.  Lord, who invites us to the water, we pray.

+ Help us to accept that all are beloved in your eyes.  Lord, who invites us to the water, we pray.

+ For the grace this week to live our baptismal promises with deeper authenticity and fervor.  Lord, who invites us to the water, we pray.

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