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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Intercessions ~ Pentecost Sunday



On the Feast of Pentecost we pray for the Church and its unity./ We ask for the Church to be a bold witness to Jesus-Risen/ the victor over fear,/ exploitation,/ violence,/ pessimism and alienation./ We pray to the Lord.

On the Feast of Pentecost we pray for our families,/ asking the Holy Spirit to restore us where we are separated from each other./ We pray to the Lord.

On the Feast of Pentecost we pray for those who are Confirmed this year./ We ask the Spirit of Jesus to build them up in faith,/ prayer,/ and an eagerness to serve./ We pray to the Lord.

On the Feast of Pentecost we ask the Spirit of Jesus to melt what is frozen and to warm what is chill within us;/ to transform the Church where we need to learn mercy,/ compassion and love./ We pray to the Lord./ We pray to the Lord.

On the Feast of Pentecost we pray for the lands and peoples of the world,/ remembering today:/ Guyana, Haiti, the Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong and Hungary./ We pray to the Lord.

On the Feast of Pentecost we pray for those who have died/ asking for them to follow Jesus into the Kingdom of refreshment,/ light and peace./ We pray to the Lord.


5 comments:

  1. I especially like the fourth Intercession. That the flames might thaw what is frozen. I pray that the coldness is dispelled from within us to allow for the warmth of love to take root. Love for all people as we should let the Spirit's flames touch every inch of our being and allow them to spread to all.

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  2. I wish I could claim that as an original idea. The line comes from the Sequence of the Mass for Pentecost. Google: Pentecost Sequence to see the whole prayer. In Latin it is titled Veni Sanctae Spiritu.

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  3. Whether each Intercession is original or not does not matter. They are thoughtful, relevant and wonderful.

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  4. Thank you Father for bringing us through Lent and the Easter Season. Although our spiritual growth will continue, I feel a great contentment at the moment.

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  5. Great way to start my day. Thank you Fr.

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