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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.


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

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