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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Intercessions ~ Sunday of the Holy Trinity

On Trinity Sunday we ask that as we are drawn into God's inner life/ we would find not only God but each other/ and all the world in its poverty,/ fear and instability./ We pray to the Lord.

June beings on Monday/ the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus./ We pray to know the loving kindness of God in Christ/ and to allow ourselves to be changed and evolved by that love./ We pray to the Lord.

We entrust the children of the world to our prayer as they face perils in so many places./ We ask for the movement of hearts which will make the care of the world's children a priority of love./ We pray to the Lord.

As June begins we pray for those who will celebrate birthdays,/ anniversaries and other days of remembrance/ asking for gifts of good health,/ peace and safety./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray boldly for an end to wars/ and for our own inner liberation from anything that would prevent the full realization of God's peace and reconciliation in our lives./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray to be careful stewards of our planet,/ using its resources wisely and justly/ and guardians of the animals,/ plants,/ water and air/ as these are God's precious gifts to us./ We pray to the Lord.

And finally we pray for those who have died,/ remembering that so many die violently,/ suddenly,/ alone or without a prayer./ We pray to the Lord. 


  1. I would like to add a prayer for those who show unwavering friendship, for without them our lives would be empty and difficult. So often we forget to show our appreciation for their faithfulness to our needs. So for those who show true friendship to others, let us pray to the Lord.

  2. Thank you Father Morris. A blessed Trinity Sunday to you.

  3. I think we all agree that we should pray for wars to end. I just feel that our prayers although heard, cannot be answered. I cannot envision a world where peace prevails. How do we not give up and resign ourselves to this depressing reality?

  4. I understand. I can't imagine it either, this side of heaven. You ask a good question: how not to give up? I must take charge of my own heart - ridding it of all bitterness, violence and resentment. I want my heart to be freed of (get the image) bombs and guns. Perhaps wars will stop - one heart at a time. The Dali Lama says: "If you want to start being a non-violent person, stop killing insects." I can do that.

    1. I can do that too. Thanks to Tommie for asking this question that weighs heavy in many our our hearts and for your helpful answer Father. One non-violent heart at a time.

  5. We must pause and think of what and who are important to us. Sometimes we go out of our way for people that really don't care and we must ask ourselves if it is worth our time and efforts that could be directed towards those who might appreciate it.