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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Intercessions ~ Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Urakami Cathedral ~ Nagasaki, Japan 1945

This past week the world remembered the atomic blasts which destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan./ We boldly pray for a new world/ freed of such disastrous and deadly power./ We pray to the Lord.

This week the Church keeps the Feast of Mary's Easter ~ her Assumption./ Grant the renewal of Resurrection-Joy in your Church and throughout the world./ We pray to the Lord.

Political prejudice stunts the hearts of many disciples./ Grant that Christian hearts would choose and establish Jesus as first and only./ We pray to the Lord.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them."/ Grant that the world would snatch up the children from war,/ famine,/ sickness,/ terror and exploitation./ We pray to the Lord.

Bless the people and lands of Oman,/ Pakistan,/ Patau,/ the Palestinian Territories,/ Panama and Papua New Guinea./ We pray to the Lord.

Safeguard health care workers where there is epidemic./  Bless the world with gifts of discovery,/ generosity and willingness,/ where there is life threatening disease,/ and hearts that rush to help the sick in poor countries./ We pray to the Lord.

And grant to those who have died all the blessings of healing and life,/ mercy and joy./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Thank you for these reminders. For all those in need of our prayers even those we forget to call directly to mind.

  2. Monica Caterina CobasAugust 11, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Father Stephen, would it be possible to do a group Novena to pray for the persecuted Christians and all those oppressed through out the world in the name of their Faith to Christ. Although, it is not being covered here by the US Media, the photos and stories I have seen on the internet are horrific. It is hard to imagine that in this day and age that this is even happening. It is almost as if we have taken for granted our ability to freely practice our faith, and instead have become complacent, while there are those who are murdered, tortured, beheaded, etc. men, woman and, most unbearable to imagine, innocent children because of it...

    1. Good idea. Give me a day or two to have a think on how we might approach it. Thank you.