May 20 ~ Pentecost

+ We ask your blessings on everyone throughout the world.  Give us all the courage to follow in the path of Jesus, through your Holy Spirit, bringing peace, justice and mercy into the world.  Holy Spirit, breath of love, we pray.

+ Help us to remember that despite our differences, we are one in your Holy Spirit as the Body of Christ, and that the separate gifts you give to each of us are meant for the good of all.  Holy Spirit, breath of love, we pray.

+ May the Holy Spirit rest on each of us and ignite a blazing fire in our own hearts.  Holy Spirit, breath of love, we pray.

+ For those who have grown lukewarm in their faith, may the Holy Spirit drive out our cold numbness and rekindle the fire of desire for heaven.  Holy Spirit, breath of love, we pray.

+ For the grace to live with the new energy and self-awareness bestowed on us by you.  Holy Spirit, breath of love, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick including Luke Cheseldon  son of Bryan and Mary Lou Cheseldon; Steve Nordeck, brother of Vicki Panko; John Blasi, father of Jeanne Riley; Jill Ragsdale; Chari Kinney; Frances Covey; and Cheryl Potakos.  We also pray for those who have died including Father Michael Wagner; Charlene Mitchell, sister of Kathi Ellsworth; Stella Nissen; and David Marriott.  Holy Spirit, breath of 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.  Holy Spirit, breath of love, 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.