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Thursday in the 15th week of Ordinary Time

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Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the Lord is our God.

Psalm 67

O God, be gracious and bless us
and let your face shed its light upon us.
So will your ways be known upon earth
and all nations learn your saving help.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the Lord is our God.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the Lord is our God.

Let the nations be glad and exult
for you rule the world with justice.
With fairness you rule the peoples,
you guide the nations on earth.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the Lord is our God.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the Lord is our God.

The earth has yielded its fruit
for God, our God, has blessed us.
May God still give us his blessing
till the ends of the earth revere him.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the Lord is our God.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the Lord is our God.

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No Image David Teegarden on July 17th, 2024 at 20:28

Pray for the repose of the souls of Msgr. Philip, Bill, John, Ed, James, Bud, Rock, Donna, Archie, Judy. May their souls and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. May Our Lady of Mount Carmel carry these souls to god our Father

No Image David Teegarden on July 17th, 2024 at 20:25

Prayers-FR Mark, Fr Richard, Fr Jesus, Fr David, Fr, Jerry, Fr Pat, Fr Ted, Fr Earl, Fr Mike, Fr Joe, FR Chris, Fr D. Healing-Miguel, Missy, Kathy, Steve, Joe R, Joe V, Rocky,Theresa, Tom, Bob, Laura, uncle, Seth, Ruth, Rochelle, Barbara, Christina, Betty, Katy, Krystal, friend with dementia,Jill

No Image David Teegarden on July 17th, 2024 at 17:58

Pray for the repose of the souls of Msgr, Philip, Bill, John, Ed, James, Bud, Rock, Donna, Archie, Judy. May their souls and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. May Our Lady of Mount Carmel carry them home to the Father.

No Image David Teegarden on July 17th, 2024 at 11:04

Prayers- Fr Mark, Fr Richard, Fr Jesus, Fr David, Fr Pat, Fr Jerry, Fr Ted, Fr Earl, Fr Mike, Fr Joe, Fr Chris, Fr D. Healing-Miguel, Missy, Kathy, Steve, Theresa, Bob, Tom, Rocky, Joe R, Joe V, Laura, Katy, Krystal, Seth, Ruth, Rochelle, Jill, Barbara, Christina, uncle, friend with dementia,Betty.

No Image Georgene on July 17th, 2024 at 10:34

I ask for your care & compassion through love for Renee and John. John has myeloma, which has reappeared, and Renee is wife and caregiver; Colinda has a rare form of cancer; for all our Secular Franciscans of the Companions of Francis and Clare group as they strive daily to live the Rule.

No Image Anthony on July 17th, 2024 at 9:03

Prayers please for TK who is going in for knee surgery very soon. She almost died from complications on the other one just recently. May the Lord guide the surgeons and nurses in right decisions.

No Image Marie Crim on July 17th, 2024 at 8:52

Through the intercession of St Lucy, pray for all who are suffering with eye problems including my husband who is slowly recovering from complicated eye surgeries. He is a deacon and is anxious to serve again at the Lord's altar.

No Image gabigale on July 17th, 2024 at 7:59

Praise our Lord for healings and for all revelations of non-malignancies, as with Joyce yesterday! Thank You Father for these precious and joyous gifts! May we continue our prayers for discoveries of cures for cancer and other dread disease, including hatred. In Jesus' Name we pray. Amen

No Image MAE ALVARO on July 17th, 2024 at 6:59

I lift up my husband to you, Lord. Please enlighten him. Always guide our children and lead them to your Son, Jesus. Guide me in proclaiming the Good News thru my publishing business. Thank you!

No Image Noel Voos on July 17th, 2024 at 6:40

Pray for Rebecca, expecting her second child, a daughter, within the next 2 weeks, and recovering from shingles as well. Holy Spirit, grant her peace of mind and strength in body, and afford her a safe delivery, free from any complications.

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For the preservation of the lives of the two children I read about being in danger, in thanksgiving for the life of the child Marie mentioned being spared. Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, pray for us!

No Image Kathryn on July 16th, 2024 at 22:40

Please pray for my friend Hilda, whose cancer surgery is tomorrow. I pray for a safe surgery and a good recovery for her, and most of all I pray continually for complete healing for her through the grace of our Blessed Lord Jesus. Thank you all, and may God bless you!

No Image David Teegarden on July 16th, 2024 at 20:35

Pray for the repose of the holy souls of Msgr Philip, Bill, John, Ed, James, Bud, Rock, Donna, Archie, Judy. May their souls and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. May Our Lady of Mount Carmel protect them and lead them home to the Father.

No Image David Teegarden on July 16th, 2024 at 20:31

Prayers- Fr Mark, FR Richard, Fr Jesus, Fr David, Fr Jerry, Fr Pat, Fr Ted, Fr Earl, Fr Mike, Fr Joe, Fr Chris, Fr D. Healing-Miguel, Missy, Steve, Theresa, Tom, Bob, Joe R, Joe V, Rocky, Seth, Ruth, Rochelle, Laura, Barbara, Christina, Jill, uncle, friend with dementia, Betty,Katy, Krystal, OCDS

No Image marie5890 on July 16th, 2024 at 18:43

Praise the Almighty God!!My friend has chosen life for her little one. It’s been a hard decision, and she has decided to put the baby up for adoption, but life! Thank you my prayer warriors. Thank. you

No Image Patricia Gallagher on July 16th, 2024 at 18:28

there has been a stabbing in the prison where my son is incarcerated. they seem to be happening every other week. please pray for the entire situation. God, pour out your love on all of them. reveal yourself to all of us.

No Image Mary on July 16th, 2024 at 13:58

Two posters in a grocery store showing photos of missing children and young people prompted me to suggest that we pray for all who are missing but most especially for children and young people. Let's pray for their safe return to loved ones. Lord, hear our prayer.

No Image Ryan Dailey on July 16th, 2024 at 11:31

Let us pray for an increase of men to the Holy Priesthood, let us pray for Religious life , as well as true Holy Mattronmoney and Single life vocations as well. May the Lord call us as he calls us, may we respond with " Here I am Lord , I come to do thou will". May God bless us all.

No Image David Teegarden on July 16th, 2024 at 10:53

Pray for the repose of the souls of Msgr. Philip, Bill, John, Ed, James, Bud, Rock, Donna, Archie, Judy. May their souls and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. May Our Lady of mount Carmel Protect Us and wrap all these souls in her mantle and carry them to her Son our Lord.

No Image David Teegarden on July 16th, 2024 at 10:48

Prayers-Fr Mark, Fr Richard, Fr Jesus, Fr David, Fr Jerry, Fr Pat, Fr Ted, Fr Earl, Fr Mike, Fr Joe, Fr Chris, Fr D. Healing-Miguel, Missy, Kathy, Steve, Theresa, Bob, Tom, Joe V, Joe R, Rocky, Katy, Krystal, Laura, Seth, Ruth, Rochelle, Barbara, Christina, Jill, uncle, friend with dementia, Larry

No Image Neil Saindon on July 16th, 2024 at 10:41

For all those who suffer with anxiety, depression, and all other mental health disorders. May God hold them close as they walk this valley of tears. May God comfort in their afflictions and please don't let any of us come to despair.

No Image Victoria on July 16th, 2024 at 10:01

Lord, please heal the pain, betrayal and trauma held in my ovaries and reproductive system. Heal my past relationship hurts, O Lord. Heal my female and family problems please. Lord hear my prayer.

No Image john vidmar on July 16th, 2024 at 9:46

Mary help us to follow your Son's instruction to feed the poor, clothe those in need of clothing, visit the imprisoned, console those who mourn, help the oppressed and not turn our back on those who need our help. ave Maria, gratia plena, ora pro nobis!

No Image Georgene on July 16th, 2024 at 9:21

Lord, guide and protect us, the people of this country, through the intercession of your angels and saints, especially Michael. Let us weigh the issues and evaluate them critically rather than emotionally. Help and stay the fingers of those who would shoot, rather work for peace and justice. Amen

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