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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Intercessions ~ Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Tuesday is the Feast of St. Kateri Tekawitha/ the country's first Native American saint./ We pray for native peoples on every continent/ as they are often exploited and degraded,/ asking forgiveness for the national sins committed against them./ We pray to the Lord.

From South America/ Pope Francis has asked us to pray for the miracle which will heal and renew the world's families./ We pray for homes which have become sad and lonely/ dysfunctional and violent places./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who have been cast away in our culture,/ those who are left out and longing for love./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the many people whose work benefits us./ For those who are out of work/ or whose work is dangerous,/ tedious/ or poorly compensated./ We pray to the Lord.

For summer travelers./ For those who suffer from the heat/ or who live where there is drought or destructive fires./ We pray to the Lord.

For those who are displaced,/ migrant or homeless./ For the world's children,/ the weak and the elderly who suffer./ We pray to the Lord.

We remember the sick/ especially those who receive no care or who have no visitor./ And for the dead to be received into the place of forgiveness,/ refreshment,/ light and peace./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Thank you for these great prayers each week.

  2. And thank YOU for joining the prayer and making it your own.

  3. Everything on Earth is
    There is no "Mine" or
    "Yours"... there is Only
    Even time is
    We Kill over a Plot of
    Land, that belongs only
    to our Mother Earth.
    All you have is what
    you came with...and
    what you will leave
    with...Your Spirit

    -Native American Proverb-

  4. I was very moved by your intercession to pray for families that are sad or dysfunctional. There are so many like this and most times nobody knows it except for those who live in them. Sadness and dysfunctional it can be well hidden.