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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.


3 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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