October 4, 1998
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
With faith and trust in the providence of God, we lift our voices before the Author of Life.
Deacon or Lector:
Our response is: Lord bless the people whose hope is in you.
That God will bless with a lively hope, our Holy Father, John Paul II, our bishops and all those in leadership in the Church, as they proclaim a deep respect for human life, we pray:
That God will instill in the hearts and minds of our political leaders a true vision of the inherent dignity of each person, we pray:
That God will touch those wounded by physical and emotional abuse, especially who have lost hope in themselves and in God, we pray:
That God will touch those burdened by physical affliction, disease, and all forms of addiction with his healing grace, and grant strength to health care providers in their ministry to the sick, we pray:
For all those whom the scourge of abortion has touched–mothers, fathers, grandparents and our nation–that God in his mercy grant pardon, healing and hope, we pray:
For each of us, that we may be bright beacons of hope to the world as we go about humbly serving God and neighbor, we pray:
Lord God, with deep confidence in your never failing providence, we place our hope in you to restore all things in your love. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord.