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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Intercessions ~ Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ Sexagesima

Wednesday is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes./ We pray for those who pilgrim to her great shrine in France,/ and for all who are sick,/ weak,/ poor and marginal in the world./ We pray to the Lord.

Saturday is the Feast of the priest-martyr, Valentine./ We pray for an increase of love in our world,/ mindful of those who have no family,/ friend or community./ We pray to the Lord.

In the winter-time we pray for those who are cold,/ hungry or unemployed./ We pray for those who operate shelters or places of assistance and comfort in the winter./ We pray to the Lord.

As Lent approaches/ we ask the Lord for the insights we need to live a holy Lent - promoting the life of Christ within us./ We pray to the Lord.

For persons with whom we may have resentments/ asking for our hearts/ new gifts of mercy,/ compassion and love./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the sick,/ mindful of those who receive insufficient medical attention./ For health care providers/ and for the parents and protectors of children who are unwell physically or emotionally./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who have died by terrorism,/ accident,/ war or disaster./ And for those who mourn loved ones,/ we ask comforting,/ faith and hope./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. There is much despair in the world. I pray for peace among people of differing faiths, that they may recognize that God loves us all as his children.

  2. For the children whose childhood has been stolen in the cause of war, prostitution, slavery
    and greed. May there be restorative healing, love and light in their lives.

  3. People need one another. The presence of caring, helpful, prayerful, thoughtful, friendly people is essential in taking the grind out of life. About the time that we think we an handle things alone, we run into some obstacle and require assistance. I remember this when the Intercessions come and we pray for others. That if needed, one day someone will pray for me. You undoubtedly pray for many intentions Father. Please let us know if you even need prayers for yourself or one of your loved ones.

  4. Thank you! How kind is this! What delights me is that this blog is read in countries all over the world and your reply indicates that a community of friendship and prayer is to be found there. God be with you!

  5. When life gets challenging, I try to focus on the facts not the feelings. God says He will not forsake us. Your posts encourage this message. God's timing must be perfect. I have to trust in Him. Prayer seems to be the way.

  6. We must do all we can to get Christ into our lives as there is everything to take him away.

  7. Liturgical prayer is for the world, not for itself. We pray with Christ, through the Church, but for the world. Your intercessions remind us of that.