September 23 ~ Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ That the Church will show by its actions that you take care of us all even in the wake of disasters such as floods and hurricanes.  Triune God, lover of your children, we pray.

+ May the leaders—and all of us—demonstrate that the fruit of those who are righteous cultivate peace in the world.  Triune God, lover of your children, we pray.

+ Help us to be aware of your work in the world today so that we can participate in it, according to the gifts you have bestowed on each of us.  Triune God, lover of your children, we pray.

+ May we guard against our own envy, greed and pride, and instead strive to seek peace, to be merciful and to live our lives in your love.  Triune God, lover of your children, we pray.

+ By your Spirit of love, may we honor and respect each person for their very being.  Help us to especially care for the poor and oppressed as they are your chosen people.  Triune God, lover of your children, we pray.

+ For the grace to be your children who will be servants of all.  Triune God, lover of your children, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick including Chari Kinney; Lorraine Crist; Joseph Gentile, father of Liz McKay; Laine Tyerman; Mike Finn; and Carol Vizzare. We also pray for all those who have died, including Pauline Simpson, sister of Richard Kearns; Jim Nelson; and Isabelle Collora, mother of Charlie Collora. Triune God, lover of your children, 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.  Triune God, lover of your children, 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.