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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Intercessions ~ Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Prophet Jeremiah scolds the failed king and leaders of ancient Israel in the lesson today./ And so we pray for candidates seeking political office/ and for those who govern/ asking for them to be freed of greed,/ duplicity,/ pandering,/ and self-aggrandizement./ We pray to the Lord.

Wednesday is the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene ~ Disciple and Friend of Jesus ~ and Easter Witness./ We pray to know Jesus who is risen/ and to love him dearly./ We pray to the Lord. 

We pray for the world where it has become painfully un-balanced/ where there are great divides,/ destruction,/ extinctions or/ exploitation./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray blessings for the strengthening of the world wherever there is a dialogue for peace/ or efforts towards the progress and development of peoples./ We pray to the Lord.

For the safety of summer travelers,/ for those who suffer from the heat or lack of water,/ for those who work out of doors/ or whose job places them in danger./ We pray to the Lord.

For those who adopt children/ for the welcoming of immigrants and refugees,/ for the sick and those who are physically or emotionally challenged,/ for the elderly poor and those who do works of charity./ We pray to the Lord.

For any who are forgotten here in death/ to be recognized,/ called by name/ and welcomed into the loveliness and joy of heaven./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Somerimes it us easy to give up on our leaders today. Let us pray for better times that stem from better decision making.

  2. Sometimes we do forget the less fortunate that we pass on the street every day. Pray for them.

  3. Christ is Risen! What great Joy! It is through His resurrection that I hope to find faith and understanding in this terrible time of adversity.