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5th Sunday of Ordinary Time A
February 9, 2014

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 a light to our world so that all may experience the presence of God and recognize God’s action for them

For the grace of fidelity: that our lives may reflect Jesus in Spirit and in power even through our weaknesses

For courage: that we may salt and awaken our society from complacency as we bring the insights and challenges of the Gospel into our neighborhoods, workplaces, and public discourse

For freedom to be disciples: that God will remove from our hearts any sense of entitlement and help us to recognize all that we have and are able to do as gifts from God

For the grace of insight: that we may recognize ourselves as salt, light and a city upon the
Hill and be instruments of healing and transformation for our society

For transformation of our hearts: that we will allow God to cleanse us of oppression and malicious speech so that we live in the fullness of light

For all who reach out to the poor and those in need: that they may see the face of Christ in those whom they serve and never grow weary in offering love and compassion

For leaders of business: that they may bring forth the gifts and talents in those around them and help all to use their gifts to advance our society

For all who strive to be salt for the human family: that they may heighten our awareness and stir our desire for peace, justice and solidarity

For a healing of the wounds of selfishness and violence: that God will bring wholeness to our hearts and spirits as we attend to the pain and suffering of others

For all who proclaim the Word of God: that they may announce the Good News with conviction and rely upon the Spirit to touch the hearts of those who listen

For ministers, leaders, and volunteers who face burnout: that God will heal their exhaustion, restore their spirits, and help them to encourage others to use their gifts

For all who serve in dangerous places, for diplomats, aid workers, and members of the military: that God will guide and protect them and bring them home to their families safely

For all who are seeking employment: that God will open new doors to them and help them to be open to new possibilities

For world leaders:  that they continue to search for ways to heal ancient wounds and find ways of promoting peace and justice for all

For peace and an end to violence in Egypt, Syria and Africa: that God will guide all leaders to dialogue and a peaceful resolution of disputes

For all who will be participating or attending the Olympic Games: that God will preserve them from harm and help them to celebrate the unity of the human family
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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