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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Intercessions ~ Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

We pray for ourselves and those around us at Mass today/ We ask for healing where we are lost in regrets about the past,/ worrying about the future,/ preoccupied with plans/ or distracted by anger./ We pray to the Lord./

We pray to be a Church alive in the Lord's love:/ to be present to others/ in their suffering,/ their wounds,/ their need./ We pray to the Lord.

The Liturgical Year is drawing to its close./ We pray for grateful hearts/ aware of the Lord's mercies in this passing year of grace./ We pray to the Lord.

Our planet suffers from greed and exploitation:/ the forests,/ the water,/ the air,/ the soil,/ the animals and plants./ We ask God earnestly for a new spirit of love and regard for our earth-home./ We pray to the Lord.

Pope Francis will travel soon to Africa,/ which is often a troubled and dangerous place./ We pray for his safety,/ and for the peace and evolution of the African nations./ We pray to the Lord.

Europe has received 218,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the month of October alone./ We pray for all the displaced persons around the world,/ and for the many compassionate and benevolent people who look to help them./ We pray to the Lord.

For the children known to us/ and those we do not know./ For the sick,/ the struggling and stressed,/ the frightened and the lonely./ For those who have died/ to know the love of Christ which forsakes no one./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Another year has gone by already. May God continue to bless you with many spiritual gifts and happiness Father Stephen for all that you do here. The messages in your posts, your prayerfulness which guides us and your support for those who are feeling life's struggles are immeasurable blessings to us all.

  2. Thank you for your kind good wishes. The posts reach around the world and by the end of this month there will likely be a quarter of a million page views. This pleases me no end - quite literally for "God's sake." How grateful I am to those who follow the posts and for those who support and help the effort with ideas (sometimes unwittingly) and practical help. I send a blessing!

  3. I always experience a deep feeling of gratitude for the blessings in my life when I read these Intercessions.

  4. How blessed are you to have been given the name of the holy Prophet Micah! God bless your prayer. Let's keep gratitude high and up front.

  5. These posts are not only prayerful but packed with information about all kinds of things. So happy for you that many others are finding their way to you, for spiritual guidance.