March 15 ~ Fourth Sunday of Lent

+ For those preparing to enter the Church at Easter, as they celebrate the Second Scrutiny this weekend:  that you will free these elect and candidates for full communion from the false values that can blind us.  Lord of compassion and love, we pray.

+ For political leaders around the world: may their administrations work for justice and peace for all people.  Lord of compassion and love, we pray.

+ May those involved in scientific research serve the well-being of the whole human person.  Lord of compassion and love, we pray.

+ May we be your light in the world.  Lord of compassion and love, we pray.

+ In thanksgiving that, by your grace, we are loved - not because we have earned it but because you freely give it.  Lord of compassion and love, we pray.

+ For the grace this week to be zealous in carrying out good works that draw many into your light.  Lord of compassion and love, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Charlene Collora; Esther Walsh, mother of Mary Ellen Kennedy; Lisa Moulding, sister of Jason Moulding; Pat McCarthy; Jim Waldref, and Eddie Bawyn, father of Father Tony.   Also, we pray for those who have died including Ed Moriarty; Ray Davis, the uncle of Richard Davis; and Alice Picht, mother of Kathy Picht.   Lord of compassion and love, 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 of compassion and love, we pray.