General Intercessions for July 12, 2020 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Priest: Gracious and loving God, we come before you as your family of hope, aware of your loving plan for us. Our hope in you assures us of your timely help with these our petitions.
Our response is: “Let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.”
- That all civil and religious leaders may provide hope for their communities by assuring them of God’s abiding care and providence.
- That today’s families may be accompanied with love, respect, and guidance.*
- That parents may inspire their children to ground hope for their future in God’s tender and loving care despite all problems and anxieties.
- That God help us to recognize his divine image and likeness in our neighbor and allow us to see the reality of racism and uproot it from ourselves and society.
- As we begin to return to a more social daily life and restrictions lessen, may we be guided by the Spirit to ensure a safe environment for ourselves and those around us.
- For an end to religious persecution everywhere.
- For areas experiencing a challenge with an increase in COVID-19 cases, may God provide them with the grace for patience and the strength for vigilance.
- That the pandemic may be gotten under control and for the doctors and researchers working to find a vaccine and effective medicines.
- For all those who give of themselves so that others may be helped – doctor, nurse, healthcare worker, EMT, police officer, firefighter, grocer, trucker, store clerk, mail carrier, takeout cook, hospital and building cleaner, teacher, child care worker, mental health professional, and countless others. May they receive your protection as they serve.
- For those who are afraid and upset, discriminated against, and marginalized.
- For migrants, refugees, and all other strangers in our midst, that they may find strength in our concern for justice.
- For the continued support of the Annual Catholic Appeal.
- For the sick, especially those with COVID-19 and those whose names are listed in our church bulletin, and their caregivers.
- For those who have died and whose names are listed in this week’s church bulletin. May they celebrate everlasting life in Christ Jesus.
- For those who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus: May God console them and grant them peace.
- For those prayers we hold in the silence of our hearts.
Priest: Gracious and loving God, you never cease to protect and guide us in all our problems. Make us aware that we will always remain members of your extended family. Please hear our prayers. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.