The members of the Sacred Space Community form a global network of prayer. None of us can know how much our prayer helps others in their need, nor do we know how much someone else may be helping us.
Jesus teaches us to pray for what we need. He says: ‘Ask and it will be given you’ (Luke 11:9). He prayed for himself before his Passion. He prayed also for others. At the Last Supper he tells Peter, ‘Simon, I have prayed for you’ (Luke 22:31-32). On the Cross he prays for his torturers: ‘Father, forgive them’ (Luke 23:34). He now intercedes for us all at the right hand of the Father (Hebrews 7:25). We can join him there as ‘standing delegates’ for prayer: perhaps no one else is praying for a person or a situation, but let me do so!
When writing an Intention, use only your initials. Refer to others only by their initials or as ‘friend’ or ‘neighbour’ etc., to preserve privacy. Use single line spacing.
Each weekday we review all intentions. We edit whatever might make a person identifiable. If you ask that your intention not be published, your privacy will be respected. We cannot publish all intentions, and we are currently restricted to the English language. It may take some time for intentions to be posted, especially at weekends, but the prayer for your intention begins immediately. All intentions are prayed for, including those which cannot be published.
At the end of each week the intentions are prayed for in three contemplative communities of nuns who include them in their prayers for the world:
The Sacred Space Team also includes your intentions in their prayer. So too do those who pray in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart Messenger, here in central Dublin.