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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Intercessions ~ First Sunday of Lent

We pray for Jewish communities sorrowing across the country/ which have recently seen their cemeteries desecrated/ their schools and community centers menaced by bomb threats./ We ask for the healing of those who are cowardly and crazed with hatred./ We pray to the Lord.

March 13th marks the 4th anniversary of Pope Francis being elected as the 266th Bishop of Rome./ We pray for him/ asking blessings upon his ministry of reconciliation,/ justice and mercy./ We pray to the Lord.

At the start of March/ we pray for those who celebrate birthdays,/ anniversaries/ and other days of remembrance,/ asking good health,/ safety and peace./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask blessings for Catholic Relief Services,/ Caritas,/ Catholic Medical Mission,/ Catholic Near-East Welfare/ and every organization of mercy,/ rescue and support./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the children who live in under-developed countries/ who lack the most basic health care,/ for their anguished parents,/ and that we would have open,/ generous hearts./ We pray to the Lord.

As we hear of protective,/ environmental regulations being rolled back,/ we pray for our vulnerable,/ paradise-planet,/ and that as God's stewards/we would learn wisdom./ We pray to the Lord.

Grant comfort and healing to those who live in fear,/ fatigue or depression,/ safety for travelers and those fleeing terror./ And for our own families we ask healing where there is weakness or persistent trouble./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. There are things that we shouldn't have to pray for. When will the ignorance end? We are one nation under God and we should protect what we have and look out for each other.

  2. I understand and agree. Meanwhile, I want my heart to be awake to these realities however confounding and sad.