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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Intercessions ~ Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Today is the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome/ the Mother Church of Catholics./ We pray to be built up as living stones/ a people dedicated to the service and love of God and God's people./We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who were elected to public office this week/ asking for them to be blessed with gifts of integrity and commitment to the common good./ And for our country to be healed of its polarization and negativity./ We pray to the Lord

Kristallnacht translates Night of Crystal, remembering the nights of November 9 and 10, when the Nazis began their formal campaign to eliminate Jews from Europe./ We ask for the world to be healed of its many and bitter forms of hatred./ We pray to the Lord.

The trees are bare now/ having dropped their leaves./ We pray to drop resentment,/ pride,/ petty insistences and self-pity./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask for that change of heart which would make for a world at peace,/ a global heart which has in mind the protective love of children everywhere./ And grant that we would have a new regard for the earth which sustains us./ We pray to the Lord.

Give strength,/ hope and healing/ to the sick,/ the heavy-burdened/ and those who live in loneliness and fear./ We pray to the Lord.

And the fullness of life and joy/ born of your kind mercy/ to those who have died./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Let us remember the lonely and those seeking comfort especially as the holiday season grows closer. Let us not take for granted the ones who love us and remember those who feel unloved or abandoned. I pray that I will not forget this in the upcoming weeks.

  2. Truly inspirational Father.

  3. Count me as a faithful reader. These weekly Intercessions are one of the many reasons why I keep coming back.

  4. It is nice to know you are here every morning with your icons and beautiful pictures that bring a smile as we begin our day. Carry on!