Weekly Prayer List
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CFP Prayer List
June 16, 2013
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 7: 36 – 50
36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house, and took his place at table.
37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment
38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she bagan to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.”
40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “What is it, Teacher?”
41 “A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
42 When they could not pay, he forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?”
43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, to whom he forgave more.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.”
44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet.
46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?”
50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for June, 2013
General Intention: That a culture of dialogue, listening, and mutual respect may prevail among peoples.
Missionary Intention: That where secularization is strongest, Christian communities may effectively promote a new evangelization.
ONE MINUTE EACH NIGHT
If you would like to participate, every evening at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (6:00 PM Pacific), stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, and for peace in the world. God Bless
† Special prayers requested for God’s abundant blessings on the Archdiocese For The Military Services. The number of their chaplains serving our military requires to be greatly increased and they certainly need our continued contributions and prayers. http://www.milarch.org
† For all our troops
† All the families left behind
† For our President
† For all heads of government and government officials in those countries which are involved in war.
§ Please continue to pray another war may be avoided.
§ Please pray for our Holy Father, Pope Francis
§ Please continue to pray that RI not pay for elective abortions via taxpayers’ money or any other means.
§ Please pray for peace in the world.
§ Please pray for the pro-life movement, that it will follow the Holy Spirit’s lead as it seeks to restore the right to life to the unborn in the
§ Please pray that the Supreme Court will protect God-ordained marriage when it hears arguments beginning on the Defense of Marriage Act and
§ Please pray for life and family issues being decided at the UN and that God’s plan for life and family will prevail.
§ Please pray for religious freedom, for positive responses to companies challenging the legislation requiring them to pay for birth control for their employees, in opposition to their religious beliefs.
§ Please pray for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
§ Please pray for those who are suffering worldwide.
§ Please pray for an end to abortion in the
§ Please pray for the situation in
§ Please pray that God’s grace will move hearts so that religious freedom will be protected and tax payers opposed to abortion will be spared from paying for them.
§ Please pray for the intercession of two holy, deceased priests – Fr. Emil Kapaun and Fr. Vincent Capadano, both Servants of God, and both about to be beatified.
§ Please pray for the Bishop of the Military and for more chaplains for the military.
§ Please pray for Maria D, who is elderly, moving, and battling cancer. She is in a lot of pain, and will be having a CAT scan.
§ Please pray for Marilyn and Joe H, going through a lot of anguish due to a lawyer, who is an atheist.
§ Please pray for Chuck Graham to get back to writing his second book, if that is God’s will for him.
§ Please pray that Ben will do well on his bar exam, and Bill will do well on his CAN exam, and that both will get jobs.
§ Please pray that the registration papers will be found for a van being used to transport pregnant moms in need. Also please pray that benefactors will come forward to repair the van. The transmission failed and major repair will cost $2200.
§ Please pray for Cindy L., who can hardly eat and who is receiving nutrition via TPN through a central line.
§ Please pray for Sean Boudreau, who passed out three times yesterday. Doctors ruled out major problems, but can’t figure out why this is happening, so he continues to be hospitalized.
§ Please pray for the conversion of abortionist James Scott Pedergraft IV and all abostionists.
§ Please pray for Lou’s health, and for her son, Stephen, to pass the teacher’s exam.
§ Please pray in gratitude that Grace’s eye surgery went well.
§ Please pray for the repose of the soul of Henry Yaworski, and for his widow, children, and grandchildren.
§ Please pray for Ruth Lauth’s son, Kurt, who has heart problems and is getting an angiogram. His wife had cancer removed a year ago.
§ Please pray for healing for Cyndi K’s brother-in-law, Greg.
§ Please pray for Ann Bradley’s husband to get a job.
§ Please pray for Joel Whitaker’s daughter, who is having knee issues and is on crutches.
§ Please pray for a friar, suffering from addictions, who seems to have a vocation to religious life, but who left because of his addictions, not wanting to create a scandal for the other religious. Pray that he ge given the grace and courage to overcome these problems and return to his vocation.
§ For the needs and intentions of the Bob Campbell, SFO prayer list, the Holy Innocence Prayer line, the Molonlabe Prayer List, Half the Kingdom Prayer line, the Virtual Rosary, and the Francis Ministry Prayercast. Please also pray for the prayer intentions of the prayer lists of The Power of Prayer and Our Lady of Sorrows and Infant Jesus of Prague Prayer List, Haven of Refuge Prayer Group, and Hugh Bodey’s list.
§ Continued prayers for Mareena and her baby, Father Julian, Father John, Mother Angelica, Karis Almy, Deacon Joseph Pasquella, Ashli McCall, Amy Yerkes, the McCarthy family.
§ Please hold a dear friend and very holy woman in prayer as she undergoes tests for confidential health reasons. She has been blessed by God in many ways and has been a lifetime faithful servant of Our Lord and of Mother Mary.
From: Vincent R.K.
§ Please pray that God will give me strength, knowledge, and wisdom to live according to His Will.
§ Please pray that God will provide a way for me to be able to get my needs fulfilled according to God’s plan.
§ Please pray that God will move the prison medical department to treat all of my needs and provide all the medications, supplements, and medical supplies that I need.
§ Please pray that God provide me to get the training I need to be able to get a job and support myself when released.
§ Please pray that God will move the hearts of all elected officials of state and national government to end legal abortion, stop same sex marriage, and bring this country back to God’s will.
§ Please pray that God will move in the hearts of prosecutors and judges to treat accused criminals fairly, and to give convicted criminals just sentences, according to His will.
§ Please pray that God will move in the hearts of all correctional workers to treat all inmates equally, fairly, and respectfully, regardless of race, age, sex, religion, nationality, or crime committed.
§ Please pray for all the needs of all the churches, religious orders, members of religious orders, all priests, beacons, bishops, and workers of the Word, so that they can fully do the work He has called them to do.
§ Please pray for Connie V., a wonderful generous-hearted person, who has done me a generous favor, and who has severe diabetes, and for her family.
§ Please pray for Deborah and Paul, who has a yeast infection and is not doing well.
§ Please pray for Pat and Danny. Danny needs to be well so they can adopt their great-grandchild.
§ Please pray for me. I have to go for a colonoscopy on Tuesday. I have been having bad pain in my stomach. Please pray for no cancer.
§ Please pray for George (21 or 22 years old), my grandson, who has a brain tumor, discovered when he had a concussion playing basketball.
§ Please pray for a married couple expecting a baby with Down syndrome. This couple has been trying for a long time to have a baby. When they found out their child had Down syndrome they felt they could not continue the pregnancy. They have an abortion scheduled for tomorrow. They have been offered support; please pray that they will accept it and give their precious baby life.
§ UPDATE: We were able to connect them with a wonderful pro-life doctor, and a beautiful mother who has 3 adopted children with Down syndrome. Unfortunately, it looks like they went ahead and had the abortion. Please continue to pray for the family, that they will come to know the healing love of Jesus and His forgiveness.
From: Cheryl G.
§ Please pray for Chuck, who has eye surgery this Wednesday. If all goes well, recovery will be just a few days of taking it easy. But if there is a problem with possible retina detachment, they will have to insert a bubble and he will have to lay face-down for a month with special equipment to hold his head still. May God bless him and his surgeon.
§ UPDATE: Thank you for your prayers. The surgery was successful, but he did need the bubble, for which they rented a special chair for Chuck to spend all but 10 minutes of his daily waking hours, with his head tilted down and over, as movement-free as possible. At night, he lays face-down on a chiropractor-type table, with an opening for his face to fit without movement. The good news is they have been told he may have to do this for only two weeks total instead of a month. The black and blue swelling and pain have subsided a bit now (day 6), so they are hopeful for reaching the 2-week goal. Please pray for patience and perseverance for them, awaiting God’s full healing.
From: Bill W.
§ Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dottie Walker.
§ Please pray for me as I go for an operation this Friday, the 14th.
§ Please pray for my husband, Bob, who is in the hospital under treatment for too much fluid. Pray that his kidneys will be OK.
§ Please pray that all the countries of the world, including our own, will come to realize the evil in same-sex “marriage” and return to the recognition of marriage between one man and one woman as a God-given reality.
§ Please pray for Pat, a very devout lay O. Carm., who wants to sell her house and move closer to her daughter. She takes care of her mom, who has become hard to handle and very demanding.
§ Please pray for all those who are suffering from the fires in
From: Fr. James
§ Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Peter Gadient of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, who died late last week.
From Bob C.
§ Please pray for the following, who are ill: Kathy and Paul Sci, Ken Donnelly, Judy Kelly, Ray Mayle, Seamus Curran, Mary Jo, Al, Kevin Ledwith, Robert Bergen, Skip Sarosy, Dolores Barone OFS, Patty Hughes, Devon Hughes, Eoy Volpe, Bella, Ann Pirrone, Mary Collins OFS, and Mr. Quinn.
§ Please pray for the following deceased: Michael Pirrone, John Jerome, Doreen, Paula Hamsley, Gerard Hoey, Barbara Lenahan, Don George Nealis, Tami Vigneaux, Mauro Zaino, and Angele D’Angelo.
§ Please pray for the special intentions of: Pat, Joanne McDermott, and Brenda and Laura Mezzinotti.
§ Please pray for David Hess, who recently suffered his second stroke and faces months of rehab.
From: Shanaka D.
§ Please pray in thanksgiving that my daughter was admitted to Grade1 in a leading convent in
§ Please pray for God’s guidance and direction as we hope to start building thesecond floor from July/August onwards.
§ Please pray that my wife and I will have another child, and that the child will be healthy.
§ Please pray for my daughter – she is not well.
Please keep my wife, my daughter, and me in your prayers as we try to live by God’s grace.
From: Paul B.
§ Please pray for Donna, who is having trouble sleeping and is virtually exhausted. She calls herself a zombie. She may have sleep apnea, and is going to be checked out for that disorder, which several of our friends have. They are hooked up to a machine at night and it has really helped them.
From: Donna S.
§ Please pray for the health and well-being of Fr. John Connelly and Fr. Paul Sullivan.
§ Please pray for all who have left the Church, and for all who do not believe in God.
§ UPDATE: Please continue to pray for my sister, Cynthia. I am going to VA to be with her on the 26th of June for a month or so.
§ Please pray for my grandson-in-law, Andrew, who is suffering from serious mental health issues. Please hold him, my granddaughter and my daughter and her whole family in prayer.
§ Please pray for me.
§ Please continue to lift up in prayer Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, bishops, priests, religious, and seminarians.
§ In thanksgiving to our loving Father, for his many mercies.
§ For the holy souls in purgatory.
§ Pray for all the elderly and those who care for them – may the Divine Infant receive them into his presence.
§ For all addicts and their families.
§ For all Catholics to actively participate in the political life of their respective countries, as a force for good, in agreement with the Magisterium.
§ Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan, advocate for the poor, who died at age 83, and for his family, friends, and all those he lovingly served.
§ Please pray for Sarah Murnaghan, 10-years-old, who is suffering from end-stage cystic fibrosis, and in is surgery today (Wednesday) for a lung transplant. Sarah has asked for prayers. Surgery for a lung transplant is a difficult operation, even more so when the recipient is a child and the donor, an adult. Please pray for the success of this surgery, and for the repose of the soul of the donor.
§ Kindly continue to pray for a personal intention. Thank you for your charity.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND PRAYER
An excerpt from Instruments of Peace: Reflections on the Peace Prayer
of Saint Francis of
“Jesus never demanded that people beg or grovel for pardon. In the midst of his own pain as He hung upon the cross, He looked beyond “me” to “thee” and cried out, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing’ (Luke 23:34). In the same way, we should never make our forgiveness dependent upon or conditioned by another’s apology. It is presumed and unconditional. As we are subtly reminded in the example of the sinful woman in Luke’s gospel (7:36-50), some people crave to be pardoned, but have never learned the social grace of directly asking for it. We forgive not because it is rational nor because of a person’s request. We forgive simply because of the Lord and Divine Master’s requirement.”
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