May 28 ~ The Ascension of the Lord

+ For the Church:  that the people of God will live with an ardent hope for heaven.  Almighty Father, giver of life, we pray.

+ May the authority of heaven guide the actions of those who govern on earth.  Almighty Father, giver of life, we pray.

+ May your Holy Spirit empower each of us to carry out Jesus' mission to be witnesses of his love wherever we go.  Almighty Father, giver of life, we pray.

+ Lord, we lean on your promise to always be with us.  Almighty Father, giver of life, we pray.

+ For those who died in the bombing in Manchester, England; for those wounded; their families; and all those affected: may you who holds all power on heaven and earth heal us from all that leads to injustice and violence.  Almighty Father, giver of life, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Betty Bertoldi; Laurie McKim; Joyce Powers; and Margaret Angelos.  Also, we pray for those who have died, including Jim Kessler, and Terry Casey.   Almighty Father, giver of life, 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.  Almighty Father, giver of life, we pray.