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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Intercessions ~ Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Agnes of Rome

Thursday is the Feast of Saint Agnes/ the girl-martyr./ We pray for Christians who are persecuted,/ in trouble or harassed./ And for other Christians who have grown spiritually bored,/ loveless or  indifferent./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the endurance of those who are kind to us,/ who do us any good,/ who expect nothing in return./ And that we would take no one for granted./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those whose heart's desire is to enjoy peace and security for their loved ones,/ to live in re-established community,/ and the blessings of their land./ We pray to the Lord.

Pope Francis will visit Mexico in February,/ the Land of the Guadalupe,/ but also a land of poverty,/ struggle,/ violence and fear./ We pray for the Mexican people/ and ask blessings for the pope in his journey./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask for new direction where hearts have grown hardened,/ prideful or intolerant./ Guide our families where there is trouble or sadness/ or where we have lost our way./ We pray to the Lord.

Re-assure the sick of your presence:/ the elderly,/ the heavy-burdened and frail./ Bless those who care for others in hospitals,/ nursing homes,/ orphanages and hospices./ Give to those who have died,/ the greatest joy of your fully shared life and love./ We pray to the Lord.


6 comments:

  1. Thank you for your good prayer. For all those who struggle, in life's difficulties, with pain, with relationships and with good decision making, I pray to the Lord.

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  2. Intercessory prayer keeps our hearts sensitive and awake and our gratitude keen.

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  3. Your last intercession is so important. Reassure those in need of your presence. A visit will bring comfort and a smile to a loved one's face. And while you're visiting in a nursing home, spread the joy by stopping to talk with a stranger. The elderly are often forgotten and alone.

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  4. So forgotten; so alone. Stopping to talk with a nursing home resident who is not your relative! And to touch! What a kindness!

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  5. Thank you. These are always inspiring. I am one of those who take them to Mass each week to keep my prayer focused on the important intentions of the world. I am grateful to you for sharing them.

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  6. I love that you and others do that. Bless your prayer!

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