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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Intercessions ~ Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Summer Ginkgo

As we return to the season of liturgical green - the color of hope,/ we pray to trust God/ who can lead hearts to the creation of justice and peace./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for students and teachers to end their school year well:/ asking for summer gifts of safety,/ good health,/ renewal and family peace./ We pray to the Lord.

While the pope's encyclical on global climate and environment has yet to be released/ there are already people who are angrily opposed to his thoughts./ We ask God to calm our passions,/ our fanciful and fearful imaginings./  We pray to the Lord.

Pope Francis visited Sarajevo this past week to extend a hand of friendship to all/ and to encourage the Christian minority./ We ask for perseverance and hope where Christians are persecuted and struggling./ We pray to the Lord. 

We are approaching the summer solstice - the day of the longest light./ We ask to turn to Christ the light/ who can keep us from the stumblings of hate,/ vanity and arrogance./ We pray to the Lord.

We offer prayers for the many refugees around the world who are fleeing wars and conflicts./ We pray for those countries who generously and kindly receive them./ We pray to the Lord.

For the sick, / the elderly/ the weakest,/ the poorest/ and for those who help them./ And for those who have died/ to be welcomed by the bright face of Christ into the fullness of life./ We pray to the Lord. 


  1. I offer my prayers for these intercessions that bring hopefulness. I pray for Pope Francis, that he may help cast light into the dark corners of the world with his words of peace and acceptance.

  2. This week your prayers seem particularly hopeful. My wish is that others sense this in the season of green and light.

  3. As an undergrad, summer is a time of renewed energy. I can focus on things other than my own stress and studies. I will remember to pray for these intentions with more focus as I reconnect with the things that really matter.

  4. AMEN! And have a safe and renewing summer!