October 2 ~ Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ That the Church will act as mediator in finding solutions to problems affecting peace, social harmony, the defense of life, and human and civil rights.  Lord of faith, we pray.

+ May those who govern throughout the world use their authority to secure freedom of religion.  Lord of faith, we pray.

+ We pray for strength for our nation to turn to love as we strive to serve one another, rather than toward vilification and hate.  Lord of faith, we pray.

+ Give us hope in the promise of your light, a promise that will not disappoint.  Give us patience so that if your light delays, we will wait for it because it will surely come; it will not be late.  Lord of faith, we pray.

+ Help us to not be cowards in this life but rather to set on fire in our hearts your gifts already within us—your gifts of power, love, and self-control - for the healing of the world.  Lord of faith, we pray.

+ For the grace to live by faith in every circumstance of life.  Lord of faith, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Betty Bertoldi; Frances Covey; Chris Hurley; Joan Lord; Mike Finn; Fred Kilmer; Keitha Bradley; Max Zamberlin; and Rufus Moore.  Also, we pray for those who have died.   Lord of faith, 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 faith, 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.