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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Intercessions ~ Feast of Corpus Christi




The purpose of our lives on earth is union with God./ We ask for a renewal of faith which recognizes this God-intimacy in the Reception of the Body and Blood of Christ/ under the veil of bread and wine./  We pray to the Lord.

On the Feast of Corpus Christi/ we remember Jesus chose to stay with us as food./ We pray for those who have inadequate or no food - especially children./ And for the first world to stop wasting food./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the safety of summer travelers and vacationers./ We ask for the summer months to be a time of restoration and renewal - mindful of those who get no time away./ We pray to the Lord.

We are in the time of the World Cup in Brazil./ For the safety of athletes,/ spectators and organizers./ And for the happy and full realization of the blessings received when hostilities are put aside and games are played./ We pray to the Lord.

In the month of June we pray for those who celebrate birthdays,/ anniversaries and other days of remembrance,/ asking for good health,/ safety,/ peace and well-being./ We pray to the Lord.

Remembering in our Mass-prayer the lands and peoples of Italy,/ Jamaica,/ Japan,/ Jordan,/ Kazakhstan,/ Kenya,/ Kinbati,/ North and South Korea./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who have died since last week in wars,/ disaster,/ famine or by neglect,/ grateful to God for his kind mercies and for the gift of eternal life./ We pray to the Lord.

9 comments:

  1. Wonderful as always. It gives me great joy to be able to use them so I thank you for thinking of them for us.

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  2. Very inspiring! I always know what and who to pray for after reading these. I might also include that it helps me to know which Sunday is coming up as I wouldn't otherwise keep that in mind. So I go to Mass feeling more aware and focused.

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    1. I start working on these intercessions usually Tuesday of each week. I also appreciate the "heads-up" it gives me, especially these weeks: Pentecost, Trinity, Corpus Christi. And then we'll be back to the long green weeks through the summer. But we have August's Assumption to look forward to.

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  3. Last year on this date you taught us about St. Romuald and the Comaldese monks. At that time you told us to embrace silence and just listen. I have been listening ever since. I have learned so much and am very appreciative of all your lessons to help us get through this life just a little closer to God.

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    1. St. Romuald was an 11th c reformer of the Benedictines stressing the contemplative dimension of prayer. to be like a little chick waiting patiently for what the mother bird brings.

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    2. Then we are the chicks and you are our mother bird feeding us spiritually.

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  4. Blessings to you and thank you from afar. Your Intercessions are greatly appreciated and a thoughtful addition to our Mass. I am always grateful when they post each week.

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