Prayers of the Faithful
25 th Sunday of Ordinary Time
September 19-20, 2020
God of mercy, we pray for all the victims of Covid 19, especially those who have died. May they live on in the memories and hearts of all those whose memories they touched. Grant them, Lord, your eternal peace.
God of justice, help us to address the evil of systemic racism in our country and our church. Free us from bigotry and give us the courage to do the work of justice.
God of mercy, we pray for those who are devastated by the fires in the west and the hurricanes in the south. May they be sheltered, clothed and fed as they rebuild their lives.
God of justice, we pray in this election year that every effort be made to assist voters. May all obstacles be removed and ballots submitted easily and safely.
God of love, we pray in gratitude for Brother Al and Father Tom McKenna as they are honored this weekend for their faithful service to the Church and to the poor. Bless them abundantly and help us all to be your faithful witnesses.
Mary Ellen Graham