PETITIONS FOR THE 23nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME September 3 & 4
- For those of us whose cross seems too great to bear, that we recognize that God is with us strengthening us and sanctifying us throughout the journey . . .
- For all men and women who have chosen a path of service. For priests, religious, lay ministers and the many faithful people who dedicate themselves to serving others . . .
- For teachers who have chosen to dedicate themselves to such a selfless profession, that their effective teaching will gain them respect and just compensation . . .
- For those who labor day-in and day-out in seemingly insignificant work, that we recognize how God blesses honest work as a way that can lead to holiness . . .
- For those who have come to the end of their earthly sojourn, that they not be forgotten but rather remembered for their faith and perseverance as they lived out their calling in life . . .