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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Intercessions ~ Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We pray for Christians who earnestly struggle for Christ today/ and for others,/ who wearing the thin veneer of religion,/ conceal un-repented hatred./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the people and lands of Namibia,/ Nauru,/ Nepal,/ Netherlands,/ Netherlands Antilles,/ New Caledonia and New Zealand./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for all our relatives and friends,/ especially any who suffer from depression,/ worry or despair./ We pray to the Lord.

We intercede for parents,/ aware of those who fail their children./ For children who are awaiting adoption/ and for others whose lives are at risk./ We pray to the Lord.

On Christmas night, the angels sang, announcing peace./ We boldly pray for the cessation of wars and deadly violence./ For dulled and hardened hearts to be sensitized to the dignity of the children of God./ We pray to the Lord.

Grant healing to the sick,/ the alcoholic and addict,/ as we hold in our prayer the many thousands who are damaged,/ exiled,/ and wounded by wars./ We pray to the Lord.

Grant healing and comfort to families around the world who suffer the pain of mourning,/ and salvation and life to those who have died./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. It is kind of you to call us to pray for those afflicted with things that are many times blamed on the very people who carry these burdens. There are people who believe depression and alcoholism is a choice and not a disease.

    1. This is so true in my family. This prayers are perfect, intentions I often pray for, especially for my children (3 of them) have problems of addiction. I pray that Jesus heals them and takes away their suffering.

    2. Peace within glows from our hearts & faces gloriously creating peace
      all around us. Don’t give up. Have Faith.

  2. There's too much blaming going around - often even among religious people.

  3. “Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul
    And sings the tune without the words
    And never stops at all.”
    ― Emily Dickinson
    Finding these Intercessions each week and offering up prayers for other people together, gives me hope that the world can change for the better, that people will be kinder and more helpful. I hope these prayers multiply and go on an on.

  4. Isn't it wonderful how this artist captured the loving faces of these beautiful children. Here we see love at its best. Can you imagine having one of these to love you. They are truly God's gift to us. God forgive us for what we are doing to them all in the name of greed and jealousy and comfort.