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25th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
September 19, 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 servants of one another, particularly of those in need, and thus bear witness to God’s love for everyone

For greater awareness: that we may recognize our common humanity and accompany one another along the journey of life

For a spirit of humility: that we may recognize all our gifts as gifts from God and our need for one another to become our fullest selves

For spiritual freedom: that God will awaken us to our selfishness and disordered desires that distract us and help us choose ways to be instruments of God’s mercy and compassion

For the grace of conversion: that God will help us to curb our passions of envy and the desires to possess so that we will be free to live peaceably and with gratitude for all that God has given us

For a clearer recognition of healthy and unhealthy ambitions: that we may be aware of the motivations that stir our hearts and respond to those that lead us closer to God and toward greater wholeness

For all leaders in the Christian Community: that God will guide them toward fuller discipleship through practicing self-sacrificing service in their ministry and the lives

For the poor and powerless in our society: that we may hear their voices, understand their pain, and humbly walk alongside them through life's challenges

For all who have been impacted by hurricanes, floods, or wildfires: that God will strengthen them, remove the obstacles which they encounter, and guide them to the assistance that they need

For the members of Congress: that God will give them wisdom and insight as they address the budgetary and infrastructure issues before them

For healing and strength: that the Good News of the dying and rising of Jesus may bring hope to the sick and strength to those who care for them

For healing amongst the daughters and sons of Abraham: that God will heal the wounds and misunderstandings, and bring greater cooperation amongst followers of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity

For greater recognition of the harm being done to the earth: that world leaders and each of us may take meaningful steps to curtail the environmental damage of the planet and work to protect the poor and vulnerable from its effects

For Refugees and Immigrants: that those who have fled violence and starvation may find safety, new communities of acceptance, and the resources needed for life

For the unemployed and those facing evictions: that God will guide them to beneficial resources, help them to maintain their housing and family life, and open new opportunities for them to use their talent,


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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