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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 radiate the light of Christ each day and confidently live as daughters and sons of God

For all the newly baptized: that they may faithfully follow Jesus and keep the light of Christ burning in their lives

For all children:  that they may live and grow in peace, celebrating God's love each day of their life

For all the baptized: that Christ will pour out the Spirit upon us and enable us to continue the mission of bringing hope, meaning and love to all in our society

For all who find themselves walking in darkness or doubting their faith: that they may encounter the Risen Lord who brings light to their journey and the peace of God’s love

For healing of hearts and relationships: that the Risen Lord will open the path to reconciliation and healing for families, communities, and co-workers

For all who struggle for peace and justice: that God will provide a new springtime of faith that will yield an abundant harvest to their efforts

For all who are in need, for the poor, the sick, refugees and run-away children: that they may encounter the Risen Lord who brings hope and healing

For peace throughout the world: that the Risen Lord will guide the human family away from violence particularly in the Middle East and Africa, and toward new efforts of cooperation and human development

For all the human family: that Christ will deliver us from the Coronavirus, restore to health all who are ill, guide all who are searching for treatments for the disease

For all who work in healthcare, public safety, and other essential services: that God will protect them and their families as they serve the greater good

 For all who are unemployed: that God will guide them in maximizing their resources and open new opportunities for them to use their gifts and skills

For all who are confined to their home and for those who cannot be with family: that God will protect them, renew their spirits, and give them strength

For all who are grieving: that God will give them peace and hope as they hear the Good News of Christ’s resurrection

For all who have died, particularly those who died from Covid-19: that Christ may welcome them into the eternal light and joy of God’s presence

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
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