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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Intercessions ~ First Sunday of Lent


Young Coptic Monks of the Monastery of Anba Bishoi ~ Egypt 

We pray for the healing of those who remain locked inside themselves,/ huddled against love,/ un-free,/ inaccessible,/ bent upon self-destruction./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for Christians and Jews who live unprotected and vulnerable lives,/ who suffer the violence of criminals and terrorists./ We pray to the Lord.

As Lent begins,/ we pray to be blessed with the transforming gifts we need to come to Easter in the renewal of our minds and hearts./ We pray to the Lord.

Having begun the Lenten time with ashes on our foreheads/ we pray for so much of the world which lays in ashes and destruction./ We pray for a new global priority to save the world's children./ We pray to the Lord.

We offer prayer for those who suffer in the winter time:/ cold,/ hunger,/ homelessness,/ loneliness,/ accident or sickness./ And for those who are winter helpers./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for our families,/ asking for the blessings of healing,/ safety and wholeness./ We remember families around the world trapped in war and desperation./ We pray to the Lord.

Finally,/ in our prayer we remember the dead,/ mindful that many die pre-maturely,/ or tragically by neglect or evil done to them./ And we pray for ourselves to be agents of life./ We pray to the Lord.


5 comments:

  1. I like the picture of the young Coptic monks. It creates a connect to the faces of these young servants for Christ and how joyful and innocent they appear. It brings a feeling of empathy for the Christians in that part of the world. Jesus show us the way...

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  2. Yes. Sometimes (perhaps often) we talk and talk about places around the world where people are suffering, afflicted or in trouble and don't really make a connection with their reality - that we are like them and they like us. So here they are - full of young hope, joy, fraternity, zeal.

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  3. You remembered my intercession from last week. Thank you.

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  4. Oh, to be sure - such a right and good prayer. I thank YOU!

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  5. These prayers are always current and focusing. Thank you for your continued spiritual guidance.

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