Hope all’s well.
‘Keep me in your prayers’ someone may say to you.
‘Would you say a special prayer for me, for my intentions’ they might say.
‘Say one for me’. ‘Remember me in your prayers’. ‘Keep them going for me’
These are requests we can make to someone, or someone might make to us.
Praying for others is what we do. It is taught to us by Christ, especially at the Last Supper.
Take a look at today’s gospel. Look at how Jesus intercedes, prays for his followers.
‘Keep those..... protect them...... consecrate them.....’ he prays.
This is what we do. We pray for others. We ask others to pray for us.
Praying to God for others, keeping them in our prayers, remembering them, is following Christ’s example.
When we pray for others, it is an expression of love for those for whom we are praying, whether they are with us or have gone before us.
Remember me in your prayers, as I remember you in mine.
Remember, too, tonight’s 9@9 prayer to the Holy Spirit. This is night 6. Come, Holy Spirit.
And good to hear the thinking caps are on for marking Pentecost at home this Sunday.
Have a safe and happy Wednesday.