Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Intercessions ~ Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Winter male Cardinal

As we move into the Green Time we ask to take nothing for granted/ but to see God's presence and purposes in what is routine,/ tedious and everyday./ We pray to the Lord. 

We pray for those who guide us in the common life of faith./ We pray for the pope,/ for bishops,/ priests and deacons,/ and for all who minister in the Church around the world./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray that our homes would be places of peace,/ growth in goodness,/ reconciliation,/ hospitality,/ prayer and generosity./ And for the safety of winter travelers./ We pray to the Lord.

We remember the people for whom we have promised to pray:/ the sick at home and in hospitals,/ the unemployed and those away from home,/ those in mourning or stressed marriages,/ those who have received bad news,/ family and friends facing particular struggles./ We pray to the Lord.

In the Incarnation/ God has taken on a mortal body which is needy and frail./ We pray for those who are most vulnerable in the world:/ the baby in the womb,/ the children who are forgotten,/ the elderly and the poorest who are left untended./ We pray to the Lord.

In the new year we are aware of continuing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians/ and wars in Syria,/ Nigeria,/ Sudan,/ Congo,/ Iran and Afghanistan./ We ask for the warming of hearts frozen in hatred and confidence in weapons./ We pray to the Lord.

We prayerfully entrust to the kind love of Jesus/ those who are near and dear to us who have died./ And for those who were very young,/ or who died in wars or by other violence,/ or because they were forgotten./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Good thoughts. A warm feeling comes over me when I read and pray on your weekly intercessions. I have this inner awareness as to what I have to say to God that surfaces. Thank you so much for continuing to share them.

  2. Thank you for preparing my heart to receive Jesus. Amen.