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Friday, May 23, 2014

Intercessions ~ The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Pope Francis travels to the Holy Land this week./ We pray for his safety and blessings upon his visit./ We pray as well for Christians who are an increasingly small minority in that troubled part of the world./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray to follow more closely the Lord's gospel-command that we would love other people well:/ as we find them/ or as they may become./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those parts of the world afflicted by drought./ For the gift of rain where it is longed for and needed./ We pray for those who suffer from fire and natural disasters./ We pray to the Lord.

We intercede for the countries of the world/ remembering the people and lands of:/ the French Southern Territories,/ Gabon,/ Gambia,/ Georgia,/ Germany,/ Gibraltar and Great Britain./ We pray to the Lord.

The month of May will end soon - Mary' Month./ We ask for an increase of her virtues among us:/ her humility,/ perseverance,/ faith and enduring service./ We pray to the Lord.

We call to mind the sick,/ the war-injured,/ the children of the world,/ those exploited, enslaved, forgotten./ We ask for the healing of hearts that cause others sorrow and pain./ We pray to the Lord.

It is Memorial Day weekend./ We pray for the repose of those who have died as soldiers and sailors around the world./ And we boldly pray for the vision of the Prophet Isaiah to be realized: That swords would be turned into farm tools./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Thank you Fr. Stephen. You never disappoint me.

    1. This icon shows a warmth for mother and child in a special way.
      Thank you for bringing the children to Mary. The children today need a special mother to go to.

    2. The beauty of Catholic and Eastern Christianity - this strong presence of the Mother.

  2. I love your Intercessions. I will especially remember Pope Francis as he makes his journey to the Holy Land. May he bring peace, hope and a more unified world wherever he goes.

    1. This is a lovely sentiment that might be true for ALL of us, right? - to bring peace, hope and unity wherever WE go. The pope models for us.