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Thirty-Second Sunday
of Ordinary Time
November 11, 2018

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 grow in our reliance upon God’s providence and entrust all our needs to God who loves us

For all who exercise authority: that they may use their power in the service of others and surrender the desire to profit from their positions

For a healing of racial divisions: that God will help us recognize all people as our sisters and brothers before the one Father who gives life to all

For widows and single mothers: that they may find encouragement in the Christian Community and receive the support they need to be faithful disciples

For all in this community of faith: that we may generously share the gifts that God has given us and use them wisely in the service of God and neighbor

For all priests: that they may lead us in true worship and help us discover the length and breadth of God’s love for us

For refugees, outcasts, and the forgotten of society: that hearts may be opened to their struggles and our communities motivated to work to ease their suffering

For all who are facing starvation particularly the people of Yemen: that God will open the hearts of many to assist them and break the bureaucratic structures that impede food delivery

For the Bishops of the United States: that God will give them wisdom and guide their discussions on the needs of the church this week

For all who have been elected to office: that God will help them see the true needs of society and guide them in developing policies that will promote the greatest good

For all who have been widowed: that they may know God’s comforting presence and experience the care and concern of friends and family

For all veterans: that God will renew them in mind and body, help them find ways to use their talents and inspire others by their service and dedication

For all who have died, particularly those who died in service to our nation: that God will bring them into the fullness of life in God’s presence

For all who are sick, particularly those with chronic conditions: that God’s healing love will give them strength, relieve their suffering and renew their energy

For a spirit of gratitude: that we may be thankful for all the resources and blessings of earth and strive to preserve them for future generations

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 (Steve) Erspamer, OSB
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