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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Intercessions ~ Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Borage in the June Garden

In this June-month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,/ we pray for our own symbolic hearts:/ that we would be single-hearted in a world of stress,/ tension and sorrow./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for travelers and vacationers,/ for students and teachers as the school year ends./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who live where there is disaster./ For helpers and rescuers,/ for those who suffer the loss of dignity,/ home/ job,/ property or loved ones./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for our country this election season,/ and for those who lead in Church and State to be genuinely good people/ whose care is to serve people./ We pray to the Lord.

Monday is the Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua,/ the patron saint of lost things./ Grant that we would never trivialize the saints,/ asking only that we would each find our way to Christ/ and the people who need our help./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask for the raising up of new peacemakers,/ people blessed with gifts of listening and understanding./ We ask God to plant in each human heart/ a new desire to be done with weapons of hate./ We pray to the Lord. 

Last week over one thousand refugees drown in the Mediterranean Sea./ We pray for them/ and all who feel trapped and threatened./ And for all who have died./ We pray to the Lord.




9 comments:

  1. Always a blessing to have these petitions and intercessions before us. Once many moons ago at a liturgy meeting the questioned was asked, 'when does Mass begin?', it referred to all the faithful as they prepare at home. We now know and understand that it is all week long. We prepare and take what we receive throughout the week. Rising or falling as it may be these intercessions are a gift. Thank you.

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    1. You're welcome. And thank you for carrying them within even days before Sunday Mass.

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  2. That I would find my way to Christ. Amen.

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    1. There really isn't another prayer for ourselves, is there? Thank you for attending to it.

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  3. I pray for our country as I think about the election in November. I am so fearful and doubtful that we can overcome the mockery of democracy that we have witnessed on both sides. I know that the country is really led by many, but there is only one head of State that we present to the world. I also know that there is separation of Church and State, but I hope that God is keeping a watchful eye and can guide our nation to better times.

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  4. One guest on a talk show recently mused, "After this election, will Americans ever again be able to love each other."

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  5. I feel so free these past weeks. A burden lifted.

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  6. I know this has been said a dozen times already, but thank you for these each week.

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  7. And I thank you - for following the posts and for your good prayer.

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