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Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
(Holy Thursday)
April 9, 2020

Ideas for General Intercessions

These ideas are designed to be starting points for the prayers of a particular community of faith.

Joe Milner

For greater awareness: that we may recognize God’s presence in the community that is gathered, in the Word that is proclaimed, in those who are ordained and in the Holy Eucharist

For the grace of unity: that divisions may be healed, unity restored, and that we may support one another in bringing forth the reign of God

For all who are gathered here: that through our sharing in the Body and Blood of Christ, we may more fully become the Body of Christ and give faithful witness until Christ comes again

For those who cannot eat at the table of the Lord: that our love, friendship, and service may offer them an experience of God's love, a sense of community and support for life's journey

For those to whom we are committed, particularly our families, communities, and friends: that we may be faithful to them and a source of God’s life for them

For our brothers who are priests: that they may be strengthened and renewed by God’s love, and following the example of Jesus, the great High Priest, faithfully lead us in prayer and service

For those who have nothing to eat, who are being persecuted, or who feel abandoned this night: that God will fill their emptiness, renew their spirit, and grant them peace of mind and heart

For all who are facing critical and difficult decisions this night: that God will light a path for them, give them strength, and help them to trust in God’s unconditional love for them

For all who are burdened by separation from others because of the virus: that they may know God’s presence with them and have their strength and patience renewed

For those who seek spiritual, material or emotional assistance from our community of faith: that we may welcome them, assist them along life’s journey, and share God’s love with them

For the sick and those approaching death, particularly those with Covid-19: that God will ease their suffering and send an angel to comfort and strengthen them

For all who have become unemployed: that God will quickly end the virus, open new opportunities for them, and help them find the assistance which they need to sustain themselves and their families

For all who are caring for the sick: that God will give them wisdom, protect them and their families from the virus, and give them the strength to persevere

Joe Milner
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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