Let your every creature serve you;
for you spoke, and they were made,
you sent forth your spirit, and they were created;
no one can resist your word. (Judith16:13)
Blessed be God, the giver of salvation
who decreed that mankind should become a new creation in Himself,
when all would be made new.
With great confidence let us ask Him:
Lord, renew us in your Spirit. (from the interecessions from Morning Prayer)
Please make a special effort to remember all of the intentions of the St. Blogs community that I cannot gather together here, or that have not been expressed in writing, but rest in the hearts of the writers.
From Katherine--Please pray for Franklin's father, Bill. he is 80, back in the hospital. This time for gall stones. Once the CAT scan results are in, they may do surgery immediately. They have been waiting on another surgery because of his weakened condition and the impact of general anesthesia. So, this is a serious situation. Thank you for your prayers.
for Alicia's sons Marc and John who are discerning life decisions
from Peter Nixon at Sursum Corda:"A friend who is a longtime reader of this site wrote me yesterday to tell me that he has been diagnosed with renal cancer. I would ask you to keep him in your prayers. "
For Stuart Buck, a young man (29) who appears to have had twin strokes over the weekend.
Please pray for Bud MacFarlane to come to his senses and defy, rather than buy into, the culture of death, that offers such easy outs. Dear Lord, remind him of this
For all of those suffering from stress and depression who sometimes act out against others without even being aware of it, may the Lord grant them perfect awareness and peace.
Nathan asks for prayers for a seminarian friend, Theo, with a heart condition and for a protestant friend who is working through the difficulties that attend conversion to the Catholic Church
For Father Joe who has left the active ministry of Priesthood after a number of difficult experiences, for discernment, strength, and a renewal of heart, mind, and spirit
From Therese a request for Mark Cotter,SF0, 50, just diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. He has 2 children still in school.
For all those in the process of discerning vocations to the religious life, for guidance, prudence and good counsel
For our children, that they grow up in security, comfort, and the certain knowledge that they are loved and that they be released from any bonds of darkness, fear, anger, or sadness that bind and threaten them
For Dylan's return to health and return to us.