General Intention: Lord, You have given us Mary as Mother and model for our families. Help us to make our family a place where love, peace and joy reign. May everyone be benevolent, gentle, considerate and patient. May everyone see only the good in the other person. May spouses be filled with tenderness for each other. May we be united in the joys as well as in the hardships thanks to prayer. May prayer be at the heart of our family. May we be deeply contemplative, intensely Eucharistic, and vibrant with joy.
Read the Intercessors' Quartely Letter:
2019 : 165 January 2019
“I owe everything to prayer,” Father Caffarel often repeated, and we know how fruitful his ministry as a priest was. If Teams of Our Lady developed, if the announcement of the grandeur and beauty of marriage and the family shine, we can say that it is due to many people’s prayers. Certainly, the Intercessors’ prayers were not the only ones… Indeed, who can judge? But each person has their place. And we have ours. As our prayer states, “Lord, let us intercessors addressing ourselves to you, accomplish our service through love for you and through love for mankind.” These are Father Caffarel’s words.
There is an internal logic inherent in our service as intercessors. “Intercession finds its source in the Trinity, in its mysterious and powerful dynamism that unites the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” (Editorial) This source cannot dry up and its dynamism wants to irrigate the entire earth, vitalise the heart of all men, by passing through all the intercessors in the world. Standing humbly before the Holy Trinity—by simply make a sign of the cross—immediately places us in the great movement of love for the universe. We enter into the rationale of love of God, a universal love, it is the powerful rationale of our service.
Once more, we are not the only intercessors in the world… Or rather, the only and unique intercessor to the Father is the Son, He who, through the Holy Spirit, assumes all our prayers. If the “Intercessors” Movement founded by Father Caffarel, now takes on a truly international structure, it is of course so that it corresponds to the reality of its members, who belong to so many countries where Teams of Our Lady are present. But it is possible to discern a spiritual reason too—spiritual and therefore very real: to enter into the desire of God, who wishes to save all men.
Intercessors pray a lot for couples. We know that a particular request is heard by God. When he blesses, his blessing is always great, full, overflowing because he knows the invisible ties that support the world. Therefore, let us accomplish our “service through love for God and through love for mankind.” God knows how to multiply his graces.
Father Paul-Dominique Marcovits, o.p., Spiritual Counsellor to the Intercessors
Intercession is not a speciality, nor a particular mystical state.
It’s open to all Christians, who enter in to prayer with the Lord.
It’s a prayer of communion with the Spirit and with the Father’s desire that all be saved.
It’s a prayer, inspired by the Spirit that is attentive to the salvation of all, to the healing of all wounds, the most hidden and secret ones as well as the most visible ones.
It’s the offering up of our lives, with Christ, in favour of our closest and most distant brothers and sisters.
May they pray… for every home and most especially for those who particularly count on them.
Father Henri Caffarel.
God, Our Father,
You sent your beloved Son to save the world. He is now seated at Your right hand where he ceaselessly intercedes for his human brothers.
Born by the Spirit, we wish to unite ourselves to his prayer for the salvation of all.
May priests and couples be faithful to their commitments in the service of the Church’s communion, by glowing with the love that you have put in their hearts.
May all your children throughout the world discover the happiness you give and may they live in respect, dignity, joy and peace.
God, Our Father, through the intercession of Our Lady and of all the saints, let us Intercessors, fulfil our service out of love for you and out of love for men.