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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Intercessions ~ Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


August Sunflower


Summer is the season of plenty./ We pray for those who suffer from fire,/ drought or storm./ For the safety of summer travelers and vacationers,/ but also those who get no relaxing summer break/or time away./ We pray to the Lord.

While in Poland for World Youth Day,/ Pope Francis fell during Mass./ We pray for his stamina,/ good health and safety,/ and for the many hundreds of thousands of young people who joined the pope during those prayerful days./ We pray to the Lord.

Heal the nation where there is division,/ discourtesy,/ or where we have forgotten how to trust/ and love each other./ We pray to the Lord.

Give healing,/ clarity and strength/ to families where there is illness,/ dysfunction and brokenness./ We pray to the Lord.

The Summer Olympics are being held in Brazil these days./ We ask for its spirit of friendship,/ joy and cooperation to extend around the world./ That the Olympics would be an antidote to hate./ We pray to the Lord.

For those whose minds are sick with terrorist plans,/ and for those who work to keep us safe./ We pray too for Christians who in many places around the world are feeling vulnerable these days./ We pray to the Lord.

And to those who have died recently,/ mindful of those lost in terrorist attacks,/ give gifts of life,/ light and joy-restored./ Give comfort and hope to those who mourn./ We pray to the Lord.


Priest-Martyr Jacques Hamel ~ pray for us



5 comments:

  1. I am always happy when the Olympics are occurring. I feel it brings countries together and people from all over the world. A time to especially pray for peace among nations.

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  2. Thank you Father. Your prayers are thought filled and guiding. I send my prayers to all who are in need.

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    1. For the expansion of our hearts...we pray to the Lord.

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  3. Lovely thought and prayer provoking intercessions...Thank you, Father Stephen.

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