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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Intercessions for the Feast of the Holy Family

We're holy children of Bethlehem too.

We pray for the entire human family at Christmas time/ asking for all people to learn how to treat others well./ We pray to the Lord.

On this Feast of the Holy Family,/ we pray for families that  are on the move:/ homeless,/ immigrants,/ refugees and exiles./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the world's children,/ mindful today of those who are exploited,/ enslaved,/ terrorized,/ unwanted,/ uneducated./ We pray to the Lord.

Bless world leaders with insight/ and a new willingness to safeguard peace for the sake of families entrusted to their care and protection./ We pray to the Lord.

Saturday was the Feast of Saint Stephen, the First Martyr./ We pray in a heart-solidarity with the Christian martyrs of the Middle East and Africa,/ and for the conversion of those who do hateful and deadly things./ We pray to the Lord.

As we contemplate Mary's pregnancy/ and the delivery of her Child,/ we pray for children waiting to be born:/ for their protection,/ welcoming and health./ We pray to the Lord.

For those who have died this past year,/ to receive the forgiveness of sins/ and the fullness of life promised by Jesus/ born of Mary at Bethlehem./ We pray to the Lord.

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