Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Intercessions for the Feast of the Holy Family - Sunday in the Christmas Octave

Junco in snow

God has joined the human family in the Incarnation./ And so we pray for that family where it needs the assurance of God's presence,/ in its vulnerability,/ weakness and error./ We pray to the Lord.

Joseph took Mary and her Infant Son into his care and protection./ We ask blessings for all who have the care of children/ mindful of those who adopt the unwanted children of others./ We pray to the Lord.

In the Christmas time we pray for the children of the world,/ asking for their well-being,/ safety and happiness./ We pray to the Lord.

Pope Francis is inviting the Church to a time of renewal and growth in Christ./ We ask a blessing upon those efforts,/ asking for new understandings as we pray before the mystery of God become human./ We pray to the Lord.

In the winter time we remember those who are cold,/ without shelter or friendship./ We ask a blessing for those who help/ and for the warming of human hearts beyond the Christmas time./ We pray to the Lord.

In the Christmas season we pray for our relatives and friends/ and ask for healing where there is division and bitterness./ We pray to the Lord.

As the winter sun begins its slow strengthening/ we ask for the gift of inner light which manifests in patient understanding and the putting away of ignorance./ We pray to the Lord.

Finally, at the end of the year/ we pray for those who have died,/ asking for them to be taken into the fullness of God's family/ - the place of light,/ life and joy./ We pray to the Lord.

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