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17th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
July 25, 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 be open to God’s generous love and be filled with gratitude for all the ways God has provided for us

For a spirit of generosity: that we may be free to share the blessings, the wisdom, and the hope God has given us with all who hunger and thirst for a fuller life

For the grace to rely upon God’s providence: that we may entrust to God all our needs, large and small, and rely upon God’s abundant loving care for us

For the grace to bear with one another: that God will give us patience and gentleness to bear with one another through our differences and limits so that we can help one another follow God’s call

For unity amongst all believers: that the Spirit of God who has brought us into the one body through baptism will draw us into common prayer and service of God’s reign

For a deeper awareness of the hungers of our hearts: that God will help us to recognize our deepest desires that God has planted within us and guide us in bringing them to fulfillment

For the courage to serve others: that we may be open to opportunities to meet the needs of others and to generously respond to them even if our gifts or time seem too limited

For all who are on service trips this summer: that their efforts may enrich the lives of those they meet and that they may learn from those with whom they work

For all who bring food to our table each day: that God will bless abundantly those who farm, transport, stock the shelves, and cook the food we eat and provide for them and their families

For all who hunger for freedom: that God will free those imprisoned unjustly,  caught in human trafficking, or who live under oppression, heal their pain, and give them hope

For all who are traveling: that God will guide their way and bring them safely to their destination

For all who endure hunger each day, particularly orphans, refugees, and the marginalized: that God will open avenues for food to reach them and help our hearts to be more sensitive to their needs and more aware of our abundance
For an end to the Covid pandemic: that God will curtail the virus, heal those with it, and give strength and courage to all who care for the sick

For all who are suffering:  that God will send rain to end the drought, guide those fighting wildfires, and give strength to those recovering from disasters
 For all who are entrapped by poverty: that God will open abundant opportunities for them to use the gifts and skills to provide for their families


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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