The King of Mercy Intercessors prayer team, comprised of lay women, a deacon and one religious, have been meeting in Saskatoon since the fall of 2014. The team gathers on a monthly basis to pray for the spiritual and temporal needs of the clergy and faithful of the Eparchy of Saskatoon. This is a volunteer lay ministry and is open to all those called to intercede for the Eparchy. Please consider joining us spiritually by either individually or in a group following the prayer format below.
When Pope Francis deemed the time from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016 as the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the team discerned it was the sign they needed to finalize the prayer format and make it available on-line.
The Eparch, Bishop Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R., has given his approval of these prayers for private or group use.
Please click on the links below for a printable pdf prayer format.
Message from Kathy Lozinsky
(King of Mercy Intercessors, Saskatoon):
The Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church Christ our Pascha (COP) defines the personal or private prayer of a Christian, as always having an ecclesial dimension Saint Cyprian teaches: “When we pray, we pray not only for ourselves but for the entire people because we are one people. Christ himself, our teacher and master, desired that each would pray for all, as he, having gathered all within himself, brought them to the Father.” (COP 440) Therefore, those who pray in the name of Christ, always pray in the Church the Body of Christ, and for the Church. Christians who praise the Lord or thank him or ask for something for themselves or for others, become the voice of their neighbour. The basis of this prayer is the common partaking of Christians in Christ’s priesthood, for the sanctification of the world. ( COP 669)
JESUS HEALING THE MULTITUDES
And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people. So His fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought unto Him all sick people that were taken with diverse diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatics and those that had the palsy; and He healed them -Matt. 4:23-24
In his book, The Power of Intercession, Effective Prayer for the Needs of Others, Peter Grant defines intercession as “an interaction between a human soul and God, between a created being and its creator. It is the unleashing of power in our human circumstances, and an active seeking of the intervention of God’s infinite grace into the finite fabric of our human lives” (1).
All Christians are called to be intercessors but some are “called by God to commit themselves to more regular, in-depth intercession as an expression of their Christian lives and ministry”(2).
For further information or for sending your prayer intentions, please contact Kathy at: email@example.com
- Peter Grant, The Power of Intercession, Effective Prayer for the Needs of Others, Servant Publications, 1984.