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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Intercessions ~ Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time




May we always remember/ that while we walk in God's sight/ God is  observing us not in suspicion but in love./ We pray to the Lord.

We make the bold prayer/ that no child in this world would be without a smile./ We pray for families which are stressed or fractured by addictions and violence./ We pray to the Lord.

In the autumn time/ as the trees drops many thousands of leaves,/ we pray to drop hatred and anxiety/ or whatever keeps us from Christ's idea of a truly human heart./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who are often treated as an inconvenience:/ the weak,/ the unborn,/ the afflicted,/ the dying and those with disabilities./ We pray to the Lord.

In a difficult election time we pray for our country,/ and for all the nations of the world,/ mindful of those places where there is trouble and sadness./ For the conversion of those who do evil things./ We pray to the Lord.

Grant healing,/ consolation and care to the sick,/ the injured and wounded./ Grant peace to those in every place who are mourning or lonely,/ blessings for those who are companions to sufferers./ We pray to the Lord.

For all who have died,/ those known and unknown to us,/ to encounter Christ in his great mercy./ And grant everything we need for salvation in this life/ and in the life to come./ We pray to the Lord.


8 comments:

  1. I feel like it is impossible to keep things together, but then I read these and am grateful for all the blessings in my life.

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    1. If you've got gratitude (of the deep and searching kind) you've got the whole of the spiritual life. Carry on!

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  2. Blessings to you Fr. Morris in this season of letting go and new growth. The prayers you given us here are spread far and wide. Many people benefit just from reading them. I know that I do.

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    1. I know there's a great prayer lifted up here from Thursday through Sunday. I'm very grateful.

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  3. I'm sorry that I don't take the time to make a comment more often, but your posts have been especially moving as of late and I just wanted to express my gratitude. Thank you for all that your do here.

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    1. And thank you for visiting here through cyber-space and for your own good prayer. Bless you!

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  4. Human life is a gift above all others. I pray that we learn to respect all life in its many variations. Especially those people you mention in the intercessions above. Amen.

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  5. Thank you Father for continuing to give us these Intercession prayers each week. They are my prayer guides, adding depth and direction to my God thoughts.

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