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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Intercessions ~ Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Aleksey Stemmer ~ First Frost

These last days of the Jubilee Year of Mercy/ we pray for Pope Francis,/ asking for him/ the continued blessings of safety and strength./ And that we would understand the breadth of God's kind-mercy,/ and live it./ We pray to the Lord.

With the approach of colder weather/ we pray perhaps to live more interior lives,/ resisting consumerism/ and the holiday's hectic pace/ which can leave us tired and un-reflective./ We pray to the Lord.

We offer prayers for people who have lost home or job,/ For the children who are waiting to be adopted./ For those who have made themselves sick with worry./ For the elderly who are alone./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for Christians who spend little time with Christ./ For anyone who feels trapped./ For families in crisis./ For those who are forgotten or rejected./ We pray to the Lord.

Election Day approaches./ We ask forgiveness for any divisiveness,/ arrogance or offense that has gotten inside of us these long months./ We ask for the nation/ a new spirit of healing and reconciliation./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for our planet,/ often spoiled by hard-heartedness,/ greed and even willful ignorance./ Give us new hearts/ to safeguard the world's people,/ the plants,/ the animals,/ the air,/ the water and ground./ We pray to the Lord.

Grant us what we need for our own salvation,/ and for all who have died this week:/ that endless life where everything is made clear./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Inspiring as always. I will pray for all these intentions each night as I go to sleep. My daily conversation with God.

  2. You have helped to bring Christ back into my life and have helped me to teach my kids the importance of keeping him present in their daily routines. When I read your intercession about praying for those who spend little time with Christ, I fully connected with that, having not spent much time truly being with God until recent years. And I feel the difference it makes in my life. I hope others make the connection and feel the difference also. God provides for us in the least of expected ways.

  3. No need fussing about yesterday; we have today and that's really all that matters. Bless your family.