Prayer Walk

image002.jpgTHE FRIEND OF JESUS PRAYER

Don’t walk behind me because I may not want to lead. Don’t walk ahead of me I may not want to follow. Walk aside me and be my friend!

Prayer is a powerful tool and I am sure many of you can witness to that, and it is such an important time for all of us to turn to Jesus in prayer for ourselves and everyone. Faith and prayer will help so many of us get through this most difficult time. Join our Prayer Walk! You can email denisebartelson@olgstratford.com. with your name and email to get on the list to receive emails to help pray for special intentions.

Also, if you have a request for a special prayer intention for you or a family member email the intention to denisebartelson@olgstratfod.com

Prayer is a powerful and beautiful tool that we have been blessed with. Dear Jesus heal us from fear at this time of uncertainty and fear!

 We pray for all those that have died in our parish and for friends and family members of our parishioners. We pray forManuel Lindade, Susan Urban, Edith Hultgren, John Colish, Jose Gomez, Loretta Krystiniak, Gloria DelBouno, Arline Foster, Loretta Arthur, Chester Istvan, Jean Castelot, Shirley Tutunjian, John Kupferer, George Ortiz, Marie Franklin, Helen Lutheran and Barbara Muth who has died from our paris

We have been asked to pray for a parishioners niece, Carolyn who passed away from a heart attack at age 55.

A friend of a parishioner who is having heart problems and needs to have a MRI.

A gentlemen that is being treated at Danbury Hospital for bone cancer.

For a mother-in-law that is in a nursing home who is not doing well and who has not been able to have family members visit.

Continue to pray  for a parishioner who son and daughter has covid19,

A parishioner who has a friend recovering from major surgery.

Keep in your prayers, Bob Scott, parishioner, catechist, lector and trustee who is waiting for a heart transplant.

Let’s continue to pray for all the nursing home patients that feel so alone and for their families that cannot visit them, let them know they are not alone, Jesus is with them always, and pray that soon restrictions can be lifted.

 For Doctors, nurses, researchers, all medical professionals  who unselfishly put themselves at risk, that God will be there to give them strength to continue. For all our essential workers at grocery stores, truck drivers, factory workers producing products needed to battle this virus, food pantries and so many more, keep them safe from this virus. Though things seem to be improving in our area we need to pray that everyone makes correct choices and adhere to following the rules for the benefit of all.

Our leaders of our state and country give then the wisdom to make the right decisions and continue to have a true concern for the well-being for the people they were chosen to serve.

Please pray for our pastor, Msgr Ryan while he continues to lead us in our spiritual guidance during this difficult time, for the parish staff , for all our volunteers and our parishioners to stay healthy and in place of our anxiety turn to Jesus for guidance and strength.

We will get through this, all of us praying together for a positive outcome. We pray for the help and guidance as we return to Eucharistic Celebration, the Mass at Our Lady of Grace.

We will be creating our  Prayer Walk Garden at OLG soon to unite us in prayer the month of July. Check the bulletin or website for further info. It is through our Faith Formation families but we would love to have all our parishioners participate. Please continue to send me any special intentions you may have, the next Prayer Walk will go out at the end of the month.

 God Bless,

Denise Bartelson                                                                                                                                       Faith Formation, Director

Faith Formation Office: 203-375-6133

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