At their best, spontaneous intercessions can express the heart of a community and bring its deepest needs and concerns into public prayer. Sometimes, however, they don't work so well. Of all the wacky spontaneous intercessions I have ever heard, here are my top three favorites:
3. (ca. fall of 2000) "Let us pray for Darryl Strawberry...he seems to be back on the junk...that he might get it together, we pray to the Lord..."
2. "For more...and better vocations to the priesthood and religious life, we pray to the Lord..."
1. "For all of the poor souls unjustly condemned to purgatory, we pray to the Lord..."
And your own candidates in the comments!