Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sunday Intercessions ~ Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We pray for those who terrorize and kill in God's name./ We pray for those whose disbelief in God leads them to hateful intolerance,/ and for Christians to live authentic lives in Christ./ We pray to the Lord.

The young people of the world are beset by dangers./ We pray for them wherever their lives,/ safety,/ well-being,/ peace and health are threatened./ We pray to the Lord.

An internationally staffed space station circles the earth./ We ask for the team's safety/ and a blessing on all efforts to promote God's Kingdom of peace./ We pray to the Lord.

In a world of terrible greed/ we ask for a new global heart,/ open to the needs and life-desires of all,/ not some./ We pray to the Lord.

At Mass/ water is mixed with wine./ We pray for those who suffer terrible thirst for lack of potable water,/ and for God to make us careful stewards of the many gifts the earth gives./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask to be healed of the passions which afflict us spiritually: violence,/ laziness,/ resentment,/ lust,/ indifference,/ blaming,/ superficiality./ We pray to the Lord.

And we pray for the sick and those who  care for them./ We intercede for those who have died/ to behold the face of Jesus our Savior-brother and friend./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. A "New global heart" is a perfect way of describing what the world needs. A heart to embrace even those who have been tossed away, in despair, who have lost hope.

  2. Thank you Father for reminding us to pray for all these people. Maybe we can also keep in mind those who feel abandoned by someone they loved and trusted. For those who feel betrayed and mourn the loss of someone still living. We pray to the Lord.