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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Intercessions ~ Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saint Kateri Tekawitha

Friday is the Feast of Saint Kateri Tekawitha, called the Lily of the Mohawks./ We ask for the protection of native populations in every place,/ and that reparations would be made to them where justice requires it./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who form the different levels of government in our country:/ may their consciousness serve the needs of all;/ may their consciences be informed by the truth./ We pray to the Lord.

We entrust to the God of good purpose and conversion:/ conmen, dealers,/ manipulators,/ murderers,/ liars,/ thieves,/ haters and obstructionists./ We pray to the Lord.

For our families and friends,/ we pray for safety,/ health,/ gratitude and acceptance./ For those who are out of work,/ who can't make ends meet,/ who are down on their luck,/ feeling sad or hopeless./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for summer travelers,/ For those who work outdoors,/ whose work is dangerous or exhausting./ For those who get no time off during the summer./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray that every child would be welcomed and loved./ For those who work on behalf of children  who are orphaned,/ thrown away,/ injured,/ out of school,/ exploited or trapped./ We pray to the Lord.

For those we have known or loved over the years who have died,/ those who die un-mourned or with no prayer offered for them./ For those who die a sudden or sad death./ And that we would be given all we need for our own salvation./ We pray to the Lord.

9 comments:

  1. Your prayers are always relavant to what is going on in our world and the issues we should be worrying about. Thank you for reminding us of St. Kateri, a strong young woman of determination.

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    1. Archbishop Anthony Bloom wrote that we should not start to pray until we feel something. That might slow us up and certainly keep us from "rattling" prayers, which Jesus warns us about. These Sunday intercessions come from a "felt place." Thank you for praying with me.

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    2. I forgot to mention this about Kateri - when she was baptized and her tribe turned against her, she walked and canoed from Fonda, New York to Canada where she is buried. The place of her baptism is at Fonda, New York.

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  2. I love your intercessions each week.

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    1. And I love writing them. I would recommend writing the Sunday Mass intercessions to every priest.

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  3. When we pray for the dead, I always wonder if they know we are praying for them. If someone dies alone or without family and we offer a prayer for them, how do our prayers help them?

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  4. I don't know the answer to that question: "How do our prayers help them?" I do know this however, praying for those who die alone or without any prayer for them is a very loving thing to do - a heart stretcher. That's what really matters to me. I let God take care of the rest.

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    1. Thank you Father. I need to learn how to better trust in God's taking care of things.

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