We turn to our God who responds to those who cry out in prayer.
In the gospel today Jesus challenges his hearers to choose to follow God above all else. Let us pray that we may make that choice.
The Lord provides a feast for all peoples. We ask that nothing may separate us from the table of God's salvation.
With faith in God's guidance, by prayer and petition, we make our request for mercy known to God.
We ask for the mercy of God, who gives to those who do what is right and just.
The justice of God is above our ways. We appeal to that justice to bring us closer to God in Christ.
To be forgiven, we must forgive. We turn to God for the forgiveness we are to show to others.
Our God is always ready to forgive us. Let us turn to God for that forgiveness.
We pray for the strength not to grow weary in our faith.
The Lord does not forsake the work of his hands. Let us place ourselves in those hands.