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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Intercessions ~ Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time ~ Returning to the Green Time

Returning to the long weeks of liturgical green/ we ask to grow in personal goodness,/ and that our worship would green and grow out of a clean  heart./ We pray to the Lord.

Summer Solstice was observed this week;/ the longest day and the shortest night./ We pray that our spiritual lives would be lived in the full light of mercy,/ inclusion,/ compassion and  justice./ We pray to the Lord.

Strengthen and comfort those who live in fear and  gloom everyday:/ fear of terrorism,/ corruption,/ power abuse,/ wars,/ job loss and family disintegration./ We pray to the Lord.

The United States is suffering an epidemic of drug abuse claiming countless lives./ We pray for a new national sobriety/ and the blessing of every effort to restore the nation to inner freedom./ We pray to the Lord.

We are being quickly reduced by new depths of nastiness,/ non-cooperation and wasteful partisanship./ We ask for a national restoration of all that is best in us./ We pray to the Lord.

Bless the sick and those who care for them/ mindful of medical staff which is overworked and paid unfairly./ We pray with grateful hearts for those who help around the world where terrorism kills and destroys./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the turning of hearts to those who die unwanted,/ untended,/ unseen,/ or by the wars and terrorist violence which claim so many lives today./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. For all these, I pray to the Lord, that He will hear our prayers. There are many things that I have given up on, but I still believe that God is there for us and loves us.

  2. I see the Sacred Heart of Jesus pierced. True love is painful but Jesus chose to pay the high price of loving. The world is hurting and needy but I think Jesus message was to continue the struggle in a selfless way. I can't always satisfy myself in serving others. Sometimes, the sacrifice is letting others be themselves.

    1. I understand. Alanon would agree with that too.

  3. I'm glad we're entering ordinary time sometimes ordinary time can be very special

    1. I'm glad we're going back into Ordinary Time too...all through the long weeks of summer and into the fall until Advent. We could say: For the Christian there is no such thing as 'ordinary' - that each moment, packed as it is with the presence of God, is an 'extraordinary' moment. Hence the call to attentiveness and living in the moment instead of rehearsing the past and fretting about the future.