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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Intercessions ~ Third Sunday of Advent




We are in the time of Advent darkness/ which is a metaphor for ignorance,/ hateful rhetoric,/ evil deeds,/ fear and pride./ We pray to be led to the true place of God's light which is within each of us./ We pray to the Lord.

The Jubilee Year of Mercy has begun with the opening of the Holy Doors in Rome./ We pray to step through all the obstacles which keep us separated from the love of God/ where consolation,/ pardon and hope are found./ We pray to the Lord.

The world is rife with cruelty and atrocities./ We pray with Pope Francis for a revolution of tenderness/ which heals and restores./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the safety and well-being of all in the holiday time./ For those who have no reason for joy/ and for the heightening of gratitude/ as we are so fortunate,/ gift-ed and blessed./ We pray to the Lord.

These are days of insecurity and trouble./ We do not know where it is all leading/ or how and when it will end./ Meanwhile,/ we ask to know how to love other people well./ We pray to the Lord.

We offer prayers for the sick,/ the elderly who are frail/ and those who care for them./ We pray for those whose need for healing is interior:/ spiritual,/ emotional or relational./ And for the protection of children everywhere./  We pray to the Lord.

And we pray for those who have died/ in wars,/ in disasters or massacres./ For those who die un-mourned/ to know the love of God in fullness and joy./ We pray to the Lord.




7 comments:

  1. Another great post and a good morning train ride read.

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    1. And prayers for the safety of all those who travel by train, car, ship and in the air and even those in outer space.

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  2. We don't know where things are going, but we can't stop the ride and get off so I take comfort in knowing that we are all in this together. In good times and in bad times, God is with us.

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    1. We are indeed all in this together and that's why we can't afford hateful, divisive rhetoric. We need to be healed of all the divisive hate.

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    2. We are indeed all in this together and that's why we can't afford hateful, divisive rhetoric. We need to be healed of all the divisive hate.

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  3. Good prayers for this week Father. Very timely and pertinent to what is happening around us.

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  4. Our prayer ought to begin with or be held in silence, out of which the Spirit urges us.

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