Petitions for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

                      October 22-23, 2022

Lord, grant that we might see ourselves as others see us. Let us not boast of our accomplishments, but rather show humility for our deficiencies.

We pray for an end to violence caused by guns in the hands of young people. Guide our government leaders to pass stringent laws against the easy availability of all guns, especially military style weapons.

As we honor Mary, Our Blessed Mother, let us pray for all mothers as well as mother figures. Protect them as they guide their children through life.

Let us pray that our church leaders recognize and elevate all who have served our Holy Mother Church, especially women and African Americans.

As we draw near to All Souls Day when we give homage to those who have gone before us, let us pray for those left behind who mourn their passing.