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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Intercessions ~ Fourth Sunday of Easter

Stefan Lochner ~ Madonna in the Rose Garden

May is Mary's Month./ We pray not simply to admire her,/ but that we would see an increase of her virtues within us:/ her humility,/ willingness,/ generosity and trust./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for a peaceful resolution to the growing tensions between our own country and North Korea./ For countries ruined by war/ which kills civilians,/ destroys cities and despoils the land./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those whose lives have been disrupted by floods,/ fires,/ tornadoes and other disasters./ With gratitude,/ we ask for the strengthening of rescuers and helpers./ We pray to the Lord.

Monday through Wednesday of this week remembers the 1945 end of the War in Europe./ Give us the desire and will to reconcile and heal the problems which stress our weary planet./ We pray to the Lord.

As spring days lengthen,/ we ask for the Risen Christ to bring light to darkened hearts and minds,/ light where there are lies,/ greed/ and secrets which conceal any dark agenda./ We pray to the Lord.

Strengthen those who are exhausted by work,/ conflict or injustice./ Console the sick and the wounded/ and bless those who help them./ Heal the minds which are troubled with bitter contention and hate./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. The best part of this time of year is that the days grow longer. Every extra minute of light is a gift. My spirits are lifted with the higher rays of the sun, warming our hearts. May the ever changing seasons bring newness and hope.

  2. I feel as though our planet is particularly weary these days. Natural disasters come in succession and countries are torn apart by bombs and political warfare. I wonder if it has always been like this. How does God bear to watch us repeat our mistakes over and over throughout history. Does no one remember the flood of Old Testament times which all but wiped out life on earth when the point of no return was reached?

    1. Has it always been this way? I expect. Cain killed his brother, Abel. But there are now more of us than at any time in history and we know more about all the evil things than ever before because of technology and technology allows for greater destruction and death than ever. I mean - centuries ago a battering ram broke down the castle gate - now drones make the delivery and the guy who controls it all sits at desk half a world away.

  3. We can pray for more charity toward one another. "Mary's charity brings Jesus."