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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Intercessions ~ Second Sunday in Lent

It is the Lenten Sunday of the Transfiguration./ We ask for the Christ of Light to shine on our life-path,/ to keep us from stumbling,/ and to lead us to where we will see him face to face./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for world leaders not to confound the people/ but to serve them,/ escorting the nations to peace and all that is life-giving and good./ We pray to the Lord.

International Women's Day was this past week./ We pray for girls who are left un-educated,/ for women who are paid unfairly,/ women who live in desperation for their children,/ women abused or trafficked./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the religions of the world:/  where religion is compromised,/ where it has lost the Holy Spirit,/ where it has become self-serving,/ distracted or unloving./ We pray to the Lord.

Free us from wearying fears./ Heal the nation of its many hatreds./ Restore families where there is violence and stress./ Preserve us in joy where we are tempted to cynicism and darkness./ We pray to the Lord.

For the sick and the injured,/ for prisoners,/ soldiers and refugees./ Always we pray for the world's children,/ the many who suffer indignities and fear./ We pray to the Lord.

For the safety and well-being of our friends and neighbors,/ for the elderly and the un-insured,/ the un-employed and the insecure./ We pray to the Lord.

1 comment:

  1. If more people would be open to the Holy Spirit, the world would be a better place. We don't need more religion we need more kindness.