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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 introduce others to Christ through virtuous lives, loving deeds, and truthful words

For the grace of recognition: that we may quiet our hearts and minds so that we may perceive God’s presence and invitations through the words of scripture and our daily experiences

For the transformation of our attitudes: that we may always remember that we belong to Christ and use our minds to seek the truth, our hearts to love, and our physical abilities to serve others

For all who are discerning their life’s calling: that they, like Samuel, may say: “Speak Lord, your servant is listening” and offer their gifts and talents for the glory of God and the service of others

For Christian Unity: that we who are the Temple of God and Body of Christ may grow in our understanding of each other and cooperate in announcing God’s love and forgiveness as we work to overcome evil and injustice

For the healing of the human family: that the Spirit of God will heal the wounds of prejudice and racism, and build communities of trust and justice

For greater respect for human life: that God will bring forth a greater appreciation of the gift of human life within all hearts and give wisdom to those facing difficult decisions

For Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris: that as they assume their offices, God will guide them in leading the nation and in promoting the values of freedom, justice, and human dignity

For a spirit of stewardship: that we may care for and maintain God’s creation so that God may be honored by its beauty and the uses of its resources

For students as they begin a new semester: that God will inspire them in making good decisions and being dedicated to their studies so that they can enrich the human community

For a successful vaccination program: that God will make effective the available vaccines, guide those distributing and administering them, open pathways for their distribution in poor communities and nations

For all who are suffering: that God will heal the sick, guide those seeking employment, protect the homeless, and comfort the grieving

For all who are bound by additions: that God will free them from the drugs, alcohol, pornography, or violence which holds them and guide them into the freedom that comes with being a child of God
For healing of our nation: that God will heal the divisions in our country, guide all elected officials in fulfilling their duties, and help them to work selflessly for the common good

For all who have died, particularly those who had the Covid virus: that God will call their names and welcome them into eternal joy and peace


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:

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