Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sunday Intercessions ~ Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

It is increasingly difficult to live a Christian life in much of the world./ We ask God to bless Christians with the gifts of spiritual stamina and fidelity./ We pray to the Lord.

As the days and nights grow colder/ We ask God to warm our hearts where perhaps we have grown cold in anger,/ fatigue or indifference./ We pray to the Lord.

The new world-slavery is sex trafficking,/ some form of which can be found in nearly every city./ We pray in solidarity with children and young people everywhere who are enslaved,/ exploited and abused in this industry./ We pray to the Lord.

The trees are dropping their leaves./ We pray to drop blaming,/ resentment and hurtful negativity./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for our families:/ asking for their safety,/ good health and healing where there is crisis./ We pray to the Lord.

We again pray boldly for a peaceful world,/ asking to understand our own role in creating that world through reconciliation and the healing of relationships./ We pray to the Lord.

We hold in our prayer those who struggle with sickness and chronic pain,/ depression and addiction./ We ask blessings for care-givers and helpers./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray that those who have died would rest in God's mercy,/ remembering loved ones and those who die prematurely/ with no time to prepare./ We pray to the Lord.

1 comment:

  1. All the problems of war, poverty, hunger, prejudice, and the demeaning of human life can make us feel powerless to solve them. While the world is too big of a place for any one of us to take on as an individual, if we pray and work together, we can turn it into a more manageable task. I pray for us to put our faith into action. I think more than anything else we need a change of heart; a new attitude that embraces human life in all its forms and become witnesses to the truth of God’s creation.