Morning Intercessions

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Mosaic in cloister wall, St. Augustine’s Monastery, Nassau, Bahamas. Photo by Br. Ælred Senna, OSB. Used with permission

Gracious and merciful God, you are forever mindful of your covenant and name Mary as Mother of your Church. In company with her we pray: God, in your wisdom, hear our prayer. 

Mary pondered your Word: shape our hearts by your life-giving Spirit. 

     God, in your wisdom, hear our prayer.  

Mary believed your promise would be fulfilled in her: deepen our trust and faith in you.  

     God, in your wisdom, hear our prayer. 

Mary rejoiced in your saving help: unite your Church in love and praise of your holy name.  

     God, in your wisdom, hear our prayer. 

Our Father . . . 

May God heal divisions in the Church, guard us in love, and bring us together to everlasting life in Jesus. Amen. 

Sr. Susan Barber, OSB

Sister Susan Barber, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine Community of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, KS. She received a master’s degree in Music from UMKC and a master’s degree from Catholic Theological University in Chicago. Susan is currently the community’s liturgist. She is one of the community’s main organists and pianists. Susan graduated from Souljourners in 2018 and offers retreats at Sophia.