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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sunday Intercessions ~ Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mindful that Sunday is celebrated all around the world/ we pray for the Church in every place,/ remembering still, the people of Syria and Egypt/ where there is terrible violence,/ destruction,/ and death./ We ask for gifts of Resurrection./ We pray to the Lord.

While it is Sunday,/ it is also the Feast of Mary's Birth./ We pray for the children of the world,/ asking for them to be protected from abortion,/ enslavement,/ and the wounds that occur through divorce./ We pray to the Lord.

We thank God for the gift of our salvation/ asking that we would grow-up into the fullness of compassionate charity and Christ-witness./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask to see each human person as a Child of God/ and for us to be freed of the chains of resentment,/ pettiness,/ and dangerous ignorance./ We pray to the Lord.

This week we recall the events of September 11, 2001/ boldly asking God for the conversion of hearts that foment terrorist plots./ We pray in solidarity with people in many other places where terrorism is a daily occurrence./ We pray to the Lord.

We entrust to God's care those who are sick,/ in mourning or addicted./ We pray for those who are away from home,/ those who live with special needs,/ and the many who struggle without the basic necessities of food,/ water,/ shelter,/ employment./ We pray to the Lord.

Finally,/ we ask healing of soul for those who have died/ and for them to receive the great gift of joy/ in seeing Jesus and Mary face to face./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Thank you for helping us to be mindful of what is important. To pray for specific situations and people in need. Less ambiguous. Pray that others will start to really reflect when they pray; just give Pavlovian responses.

  2. Yes. It seems that in our conversations throughout the week we're constantly addressing and reflecting upon things specific, but when it comes to our Sunday prayer we're vague. God is interested in the details.

    1. Amen to that Father Morris. I am happy for your understanding and for addressing these issues.