July 31 ~ Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ For the Church's faithful announcement of the Gospel: that your Word may increase love and give full meaning to overcoming anger and hate in the world.  God of kindness, we pray.

+ That you, in your mercy, will watch over all refugees and victims of violence, and bring them to a place of safety.  God of kindness, we pray.

+ Help us to remember that worldly things in life do not endure, and that regardless of what we own or our status in life, we all will die.  Give us the courage to live our lives rich in what matters to you.  God of kindness, we pray.

+ May we know in our hearts that we are all your children and one with Jesus in our baptism.  God of kindness, we pray.

+ Bless the workers and artisans who are renovating our church this summer; keep them safe and bless their labor, that their effort may give glory to you and inspire your people.  God of kindness, we pray.

+ For the grace to flourish in faith, hope and love.  God of kindness, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Joan Lord; Mike Finn; and Chris Hurley.  We also pray for those who have died, especially Unity Cantwell, mother of Tina Cantwell Connors, and Hazel Jones, mother of Cedric Jones; and Bernie Conklin, uncle of Garin Conklin.  God of kindness,  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.  God of kindness, we pray.

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.