Intercessory Prayer Network
“Again, [amen] I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:19-20).
Each month this page will feature a number of prayer intentions for the work of the Catholic Church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. You can also sign up to receive a monthly e-mail notice containing our latest prayer intentions (sign up by using the form at top or bottom of this page or call 306-659-5844).
Joining together in prayer in support of the Priorities and Goals of our diocesan Pastoral Plan is a powerful way of moving forward in our shared mission to “Proclaim Christ and God’s Kingdom Today.“
“Have the same mind and heart as Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5)
Prayer intentions for September 2021:
Pastoral Plan Priority # 1 – Draw People Into Deepening Intimacy with the Lord
Prayer for Evangelization and Outreach Efforts in Our Diocese
God our Father, we pray that the ministry and outreach of our parishes
and our diocesan offices will touch hearts, deepen faith,
and inspire greater commitment to boldly proclaim the Gospel
and witness to the saving grace of Your Son, Jesus Christ.
God the Holy Spirit, we pray that during this new ministry year
all of us will deepen our relationship with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Pastoral Plan Priority # 4 – Build and Support Family and Community
Prayer for Canada during the Federal Election
The federal election Sept. 20, 2021 is a time of discernment and choice for Canadians. As Catholics we are called to inform ourselves responsibly, concerning the teachings of the Church and issues relevant to the election. Comprehensive information concerning Catholic teaching and party positions on the issues can be found at the Catholic Conscience website: catholicconscience.org/Canada
Creator God, we pray for our country during this time of discernment and choice of leaders.
May the Holy Spirit inspire and guide Canadians in electing those who will provide leadership with the good of all in mind, including the unborn, the elderly, the young, the vulnerable and those in our society who are too-often forgotten.
We ask God’s blessing upon all those standing for office and all those exercising their solemn duty to vote.
We pray that ultimately in all things we act in love, truth and charity, striving for justice, unity and peace. +Amen
Pastoral Plan Priority #5 – Promote the Healing Journey in the Lord
Prayer for reconciliation and healing
The Bishops of Saskatchewan recently launched a Catholic TRC Healing Response fund-raising appeal as we continue to respond to the damaging legacy of residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action: dscf.ca/catholic-trc-healing-response.
(Prayer from the Archdiocese of Toronto: LINK)
Together we pray for the children who died in residential schools throughout Canada and for all those who continue on a journey through the darkness, that there may be healing founded on truth and that the Spirit will inspire our ongoing commitment to reconciliation.
God, through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, continue to offer us correction so that your grace might change and transform us in our weakness and repentance.
Give us humility to listen when others reveal how we have failed and courage to love others as ourselves, mindful of your love for the weakest and most vulnerable among us. +Amen