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Feast of the Transfiguration
of the Lord
August 6, 2017

Ideas for General Intercessions

These ideas are designed to be starting points for the prayers of a particular community of faith.

Joe Milner

For the Church: that God will transform us through our listening to the Word of God and sharing in the Eucharist so that we can radiate God’s glory through our lives

For a transformation of our understanding: that our eyes and hearts may be opened to a fuller understanding of Jesus who is both the glorious Son of God and the suffering Son of Man

For the grace to be faithful witnesses: that as Peter was empowered to share the Good News after seeing Christ transfigured, may we also give testimony to Christ as we see God at work in us and in the lives of those around us

For the grace to recognize Christ each day: that God will give us open and attentive hearts to recognize Jesus in the many ways that He comes into our lives and the courage to respond to follow wherever Christ leads us

For all who face persecution: that God will give them strength as they suffer for righteousness sake and courage to be faithful witnesses to Christ and the Gospel

For those whose lives have been overshadowed by pain, sickness or grief: that Christ be the light who dispels their darkness and that the power of the resurrection guides them to newness of life

For all who lack self-esteem or doubt their worth: that as the Father affirmed Jesus, we may affirm them and remind them of their God given value and dignity

For all who have lost hope: that the glory of the Transfiguration may free them from despair and open a new vision for what God can do for each person

For those who are suffering from storms, floods, or wildfires:  that God will give them strength, guide them as they rebuild their lives and help the hearts of many to respond to their need

For all who are bound by addiction: that God will transform them and lead them to resources to renew their lives

For all government leaders:  that they may learn how to exercise authority from Jesus who came to serve rather than to be served

For the members of Congress: that the Spirit will inspire their deliberations on healthcare policy and help them find ways to promote the wellbeing of all society

For those held unjustly, particularly those who are victims of human trafficking: that God will free them from oppression and open new lives with life-giving possibilities and relationships

For peace: that God will help leaders to end violence in Syria and Iraq so that all may live in peace and safety

For all who have died: that God’s love will transform them and bring them to the fullness of life with all the saints in glory

Joe Milner
Joe Milner coordinates RCIA and is a member of the Liturgy Planning Team for St. Francis Xavier College Church on Saint Louis University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information about St. Francis Xavier go to:
Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB
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