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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. 




4 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.

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

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