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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Intercessions ~ Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Church of Mary's Nativity ~ Putinki, Russia

Wednesday is the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary./ We pray for little girls everywhere,/ mindful of those who are unwanted, / uneducated,/ sold or exploited,/ whose very presence in the womb is threatened./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for Pope Francis who will meet with the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury next month./ Guide the Church along the way of reconciliation,/ focused on our common Baptism./ We pray to the Lord.

It is Labor Day weekend./ In solidarity,/ we pray blessings upon all human labor:/ for child laborers/ and all whose work is un-seen,/ under paid,/ under appreciated,/ unjust./ We pray to the Lord. 

We pray especially for those whose work personally benefits us in any way:/  for teachers,/ health care professionals,/ the people who create the food we need and the products we use./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray never to forget our first love for God and God's mercy./ That we would desire living only as God would have us live./ We pray to the Lord.

Give help and healing to all whose suffer./ For those who live where there is fire,/ famine,/ flood or any disaster./ For those who work hard to rescue and aid those who are in trouble./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray too for those who have died/ as so many parts of the world are becoming a cemetery/ with wars claiming the lives of even the littlest children./ And that we would stop this madness./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. There are so many people in our lives that help us in even the littlest ways that make the big differences in our lives. For the unsung heroes let us pray.

  2. If you're at all interested in knowing . . . the Catholic Dogma . . . that we *must believe* to get to Heaven, and which you have *never* seen . . .

    I list it on my website > >

    > > Abjuration of heresy to enter the Catholic Church >

    The Catholic God knows . . . what we think and believe . . .

    Catholic writing of Romans 1:21 >
    "They ... became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened."

    Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Deuteronomy 31:21 >
    "For I know their thoughts, and what they are about to do this day."

    Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Job 21:27 >
    "Surely I know your thoughts, and your unjust judgments against Me."

    The group that calls itself "islam" ... is not a religion. Fully proven by the fact that the "koran" says the *opposite* of the Old Testament Prophets > Section 113 of the site.

  3. I'm not sure, what's your point? Is it that the Pope is meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury? Or that we might begin Church unity by focusing on the meaning of our common Baptism? What are you responding to in the intercessions? How would you have me frame it?

  4. Yes, let us pray for God's mercy. In every wrong doing, I pray that God will forgive me. I hope and pray that His love is greater than I can possibly know.

  5. It IS greater than we know. It will turn our heads - like Zacchaeus called out from the top of the tree. While the baby is learning to walk, he/she repeatedly falls (hard landing/soft landing) and the mother - so patient, so hopeful - picks the child up to begin again. And when even one step is taken there's the happiest applause and she moves back a little and says, "One more step." Yeah, in the things of the heart, we're like infants learning to walk.

  6. I've been told if you see something beautiful in someone, you should say something. I think you're a beautiful person Father Stephen.

  7. You're very kind. Maybe you wouldn't feel that way if you had to live with me. HA! I hope for the ability to see what's beautiful and good in every person - especially when that beauty and goodness is perhaps buried very deeply out of view. I can't claim to be really good at that. Thanks for following these posts. Bless you and your family.