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14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
July 4, 2021

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 we may risk entering into a deeper relationship with Jesus that will transform us and the way we live

For courage: that God will empower us to be truth-tellers in our everyday circumstances and witnesses to God’s presence in our relationships and workplaces

For the gift of Wisdom: that the Word of God may enter our hearts, bring us to a new awareness of virtues, and guides us in living as Children of God

For greater trust: that God will free us from our past mistakes, strengthen us as we recognize our weaknesses, and open us to God’s power working within us

For healing: that the Spirit will comfort us when we are misunderstood, renew us when we have been unjustly criticized, and inspire us to show God’s love each day

For freedom of spirit: that God will free us from all attachments so that we may respond wholeheartedly to God’s invitations and seek first God’s reign in our lives

For transformation of our hearts: that we may recognize our greatest weakness, surrender it to God, and allow God to work within us for God’s glory

For all who are alienated from their families or communities: that God will open new opportunities for dialogue, understanding, and reconciliation

For the acceptance of others: that God will help us to be open to the stranger and their gifts as they enter our lives so that we may be nurtured and enriched by them

For all who are struggling: that God will free those bound by addictions, give support to those facing their weaknesses, and guide them in starting again

For all who are suffering: that God will bring healing to the sick, relief to those experiencing drought, renewal those who have experienced abuse or crime, and new opportunities for those seeking employment

For greater stewardship: that God will guide us in caring for God’s creation and preserving its resources for future generations

For all government leaders: that God will give them the wisdom to fulfill their responsibilities, hearts sensitive to the needs of those whom they serve, and freedom to pursue the common good

For an end to the Covid pandemic: that God will slow the spread of the virus throughout the world, speed the vaccines to those who need them, and give strength to all who care for the sick

For peace: that God will free those who are oppressed by authoritarian governments, turn hearts from violence, and help all to recognize the dignity of each person

[USA] For our nation: that God will guide us in living the values which we proclaim so that all may experience life, liberty, and justice


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
from Religious Clip Art for the Liturgical Year (A, B, and C).
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