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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Intercessions ~ Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July ~ Lion Heart Tango Lily

Saturday is the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalen/ the Easter Witness/ and called the Apostle to the Apostles./ That our religious lives would be a spiritual way/ affording us enduring joy./ We pray to the Lord.

Christianity was never really embraced by Native Americans because they found the European Christians to be quarrelsome about religion./ We pray to find our peace in the blessed assurance of God's love for us in Christ,/ and thereby help to heal a fractious world./ We pray to the Lord.

For soldiers and civilians traumatized by war./ For people who are damaged,/ addicted or who live with special needs./ For the uneducated,/ unemployed,/ unwanted./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the repentance,/ healing and restoration of prisoners./ For those who have been victimized by crimes./ For the families of those imprisoned,/ remembering especially the children./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who worry for their loved ones,/ worry about money or job,/ worry about health care or the weakening of a relationship./ For their inner rest and reassurance./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for ourselves and for one another this week./ That we may grow in gratitude,/ patience and heart-awareness./ We ask for health,/ safety and strength where we are challenged,/ burdened or feeling weak./ We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for the sixteen Marines who died this week in Mississippi./ For their fellows and their families./ We pray as well for soldiers and sailors all around the world,/ asking boldly for a world at peace./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. When humility, pride, self-importance, (secret faults)prevent me from solutions to the challenges I face. I am always grateful for my faith, good friends and your daily insights. That bring a clearer picture for me for good and more trust in God.

    1. The insights of others. Yes. I often hear things otherts say and have to write it down on anything - the back of an envelope, a paper napkin, the edge of the place mat in the diner - then take it out later and have a think on it.

  2. Religion isn't necessarily spiritual. The Native Americans believed in all things spiritual. But they also had their rituals and believed there would be consequences for not pleasing their gods. Not so far removed from Christian religious practices.

    1. Native Americans were turned off to the Christianity the Europeans brought here because the Europeans argued about religion so much. They found contention to be incompatible with a spiritual way.