Intercessions – March 7, 2021, Third Sunday of Lent

Priest: In this holy place, gathered as the people of God, we lift up our prayers in humble confidence….

  1. That we examine ourselves well in the light of the Ten Commandments as well as the the law of love and make arrangements to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, let us pray to the Lord….                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  1. For success in our battle against the coronavirus, for the healing of all the wounds that separate and isolate us, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. That our nation deal with the challenges on our southern border with both wisdom and compassion, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. For those in the RCIA preparing to join the Church at Easter, for Todd Dahlberg, looking toward ordination as a deacon in May, and for our young people preparing for the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. That we follow through on our Lenten resolutions and practices, and gently encourage others to the same, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. For an abiding respect for all people and for the legal protection of the unborn, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. That we respond with generosity to the Diocesan Services Appeal, the DSA, let us pray to the Lord….
  1. For all who have gone before us and those who grieve them, in particular… 

               4:30 PM – Ginny Kanka

9:00 AM – Paul Mason

11:00 AM – Linda Meeker

              …for whom we offer this Mass. Let us pray to the Lord….

Priest: Heavenly Father, author of Sacred Scripture, help us receive what you have revealed in your Holy Word. Give us a greater hunger to daily seek you in the scriptures that we may better know you and your Son. May your Holy Spirit open us to be transformed by Your Holy Word throughout this year of the Bible. In Christ’s name we pray….