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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Intercessions ~ Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Septuagesima):

Sts Primus & Felician ~ Slovenia

We pray for Pope Francis and religious leaders around the world,/ asking for them to be upheld and strengthened in their efforts of religious understanding and reconciliation./ We pray to the Lord.

There are traumatized cultures in the world where people have not known security and peace for generations./ We pray for them and for the turning of violent,/ hateful hearts./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the world's children where they are starving,/ diseased,/ un-educated,/ displaced./ We pray to the Lord.

We call to mind those who live in prisons and for their renewal,/ those struggling with or lost to addictions,/ for family and friends overwhelmed by troubles,/ depression or anger./ We pray to the Lord.

For those we need to forgive/ and for the healing of old memories and wounds./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask for gifts of patience,/ a generous spirit,/ and a new awareness of God's presence in our lives./ We pray for those who are unhappy with themselves/ and those who have made themselves sick with worry./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who have died this week: asking for them/ the gifts of God's light and life./ And for those who mourn and bury the dead throughout the world./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. For those who suffer an unexpected loss. That they may recover and move on as time heals their wounds. Especially after the initial outpouring of sympathy, when one is left alone in their grief.

  2. It is hard to imagine that there are places in the world that even today are not permitted to operate freely. The people who risk harsh discipline and even death are brave and heroic. And here we take our religious freedoms for granted casting our beliefs behind the fast paced lives we lead.

  3. Every time I read these each week, I feel as though you are speaking directly to me. Thank you for making this connection.