|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.