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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Intercessions ~ Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time




The cold time of the year is approaching./ We pray for people who suffer in the winter time,/ mindful of those who are homeless/ or who lack the resources to remain comfortable,/ safe and healthy./ We pray to the Lord.

Pope Francis is asking for a Church of new priorities:/ that the face of the Church would be one of attentive and helpful love./ We ask for the pope's mission to be blessed and for his health and safety./ We pray to the Lord.

Friday is the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple./ We pray for the children and young people of the world:/ for their good health,/ well-being and growth in goodness./ We pray to the Lord.

The leaves have fallen/ But behind every dropped leaf is next spring's bud./ We pray to be attentive and aware of every grace and gift around us,/ to miss nothing of the signs of God's presence./ We pray to the Lord.

We entrust our own families and families everywhere to God's healing care,/ mindful of those who are troubled,/ sick,/ burdened,/ fearful or angry./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask for Muslims and Christians to find a commonality in God which will bless the world,/ restoring the planet,/ if even a little,/ to that peaceful paradise God created it to be./ We pray to the Lord.

And for all of those who have died/ to be glad for the forgiveness of sins,/ the lifting of shame and the healing of ignorance,/ in the experience of God's life and light/ we call heaven./ We pray to the Lord.


2 comments:

  1. I can only say thank you Father for these beautifully moving reminders to pray for those in the world around us.

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  2. Thanks for the reminder about The Presentation of Mary in the Temple . It will get me there tomorrow.

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