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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Intercessions ~ Second Sunday of Easter ~ Divine Mercy

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Today is Divine Mercy Sunday./ We pray to learn and live God's kindness,/ rediscovering courtesy/ and a generous consideration of others./ We pray to the Lord.

The world is living in great tension these days./ We pray for the calming of passions/ asking for world leaders to use good sense and restraint./ We pray to the Lord.

We join Pope Francis in his Easter prayer/ asking for the conversion of those hearts which spread terror,/ violence and death,/ and those hearts which make and traffic in weapons./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask for Christians,/ Jews and Muslims,/ and all people of good will to be agents of healing,/ reconciliation and fairness./ We pray to the Lord.

May the world's children be welcomed,/ comforted and loved./ Bless parents with the insights and skills needed to raise up their children well./ We pray to the Lord.

In the Easter time we pray for the safety of travelers,/ for the sick and those who care for them,/ for students and teachers,/ family and friends,/ and for those who live without hope or joy./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who have died since last Easter/ to see the Risen Jesus face to face./ For mourners,/ the homeless/ and the friendless./ We pray to the Lord.

"I demand from you deeds of mercy, you must not shrink from this or try to excuse or absolve yourself from it." Diary of Sister Faustina 742


  1. There was a time where I lived without hope. If it were not for the intervention and prayers from the people I met at this most need filled time, I don't know where I would be today. I thank them by praying for and trying to be there for others who are walking down the wrong path. We all need someone to be there for us. Your prayers each Thursday keep me guided. Thank you Father.

  2. Thanks for sharing; I'll have this in mind each week when I begin working on the Thursday intercessions.

  3. Thank you for this beautiful post. The Feast of Mercy holds a special place in my heart as you are well aware. Jesus tells sister Faustina, Conversion as well as perseverance is a grace of my Mercy. I see how Christ has given me both of those, underserving as I am. I see and trust how he is continuously teaching me to be merciful towards others, and he is continuously forgiving me of my shortcomings and teaching me to work past them. I do trust, and I can only move forward. And I am starting to see what perseverance really means, not just 'pursuing' religious devotion. But not quitting, and continuously standing up and picking myself up after a fall. Just like how jesus teaches us in the Way of The Cross. With Christ we can not lose. The Victory is already ours. Thank you Father Stephen, I appreciate our Friendship.

  4. "Conversion" means turning, turning...slowly, gently, like the turning of fruit which is gradually ripening. Carry on!