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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Intercessions ~ Palm Sunday

At the start of Holy Week/ we pray for those who will pilgrim to Jerusalem/ asking for this to be a peaceful and prayerful time of year./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the world where there is great suffering this week:/ the terrorist attacks in London and Russia,/ the deadly mudslide in Mocoa, Colombia,/ the chemical warfare against civilians in Syria./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for a world that does nothing to harm children,/ but which will welcome them,/ love and protect them./ And for all who work for the welfare of children./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray to be enduring and blessed this last week of Lent,/ asking for growth in goodness,/ knowledge and unity./ We pray to the Lord.

Approaching Easter/ we pray for the conversion of those who carry killing in their hearts,/ lies,/ greed,/ injustice and the abuses of power./ We pray to the Lord.

Grant strength and comfort to the sick,/ assistance and care for those who are alone in their struggle./ For those who are filled with grief at the loss of loved ones/ remembering especially those who mourn children./ We pray to the Lord.

And as we hear of so much pain and wrong-doing,/ we pray for ourselves and our families not to succumb to indifference./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. It has been a blesses Lent. I pray for you and all priests that they have the endurance and feel the grace from God as you go though this busy and demanding liturgical week. Thank you for all that you sacrifice and all that you do for us.