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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Intercessions ~ Feast of the Epiphany


Star of Bethlehem

At Epiphany,/ we pray to be restored when we are sad,/ worried,/ over-thinking,/ hurting,/ giving up,/ angry or depressed./ We pray to the Lord.

At the start of January,/ we pray for those who celebrate birthdays,/ anniversaries,/ and other days of remembrance./ For safety,/ peace and good health./ We pray to the Lord.

This past year one in every eight babies was born in places of conflict and war,/ bombs,/ bullets,/ destruction and death./ We pray for them,/ asking for stability and safety./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask the blessings of protection and health for Pope Francis as he begins a new year of working to bring renewal to our damaged and weakened Church./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those whose hearts are stubborn,/ lost in ignorance,/ or selfishness./ And that we would know ourselves well./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray blessings of joy and hope where Eastern Christians celebrate Christmas this week,/ and for the Church to be restored to unity where sad divisions persist./ We pray to the Lord.

On the Feast of the Epiphany,/ we ask for Jesus to be newly revealed to each of us./ We remember those who are sick,/ traveling,/ or struggling in any way./ We pray for those who have died this past year,/ and for those who mourn them./ We pray to the Lord. 




5 comments:

  1. You know the work of the Life Center. Wish you were still there. The stat and prayer of 1 in 8 babies born in conflict and war really hit me. I only think of babies coming in peace. I pray they have at least that with their immediate surroundings.

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  2. Let us make known our love for God by outwardly showing support for all these in need. Our prayers united are better than one. For solidarity among all Christians I pray.

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  3. I too hope for the church to become more united and strengthened in bringing the message of Jesus Christ to all of us. We need it so. I too wish you were back at The Life Center. God's Blessings! From, All at The Life Center.

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  4. Happy New Year's Eve Father! I hope 2016 brings all good things for you.

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  5. Thank you! And peace, safety and good health to you and your family as well.

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