Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Intercessions ~ Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

At the start of March,/ mindful of those who celebrate birthdays,/ anniversaries and other days of remembrance,/ we ask for the blessings of good health,/ safety and peace./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the Church throughout the world,/ asking God to fashion us into communities where alienated and marginalized persons may discover a home;/ where people can hope to find refreshment,/ renewal and reconciliation./ We pray to the Lord.

Ash Wednesday approaches./ We ask for clarity as to how we might grow in Christ this Lent./ For the strengthening of our prayer,/ and that we would rely upon God in what tempts us./ We pray to the Lord.

As Lent approaches/ that we would be practitioners of the Works of Mercy:/ feeding the hungry,/ giving drink to the thirsty,/ clothing the naked,/ sheltering the homeless,/ visiting the sick and the imprisoned,/ burying the dead./ We pray to the Lord.

Again we pray for the nations of the world./ This week we pray for the people and governments of: Anguilla,/ Antigua & Barbuda,/ Argentina,/ Armenia,/ Aruba and Australia./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who in the stresses and challenges of life are feeling hopeless./ We remain in a prayerful union with the sick,/ the poor,/ the un-befriended,/ those displaced and all who live in fear./ We pray to the Lord.

Finally/ we pray for those who have died to experience the joy of the Father's house/ and the bright and welcoming face of Jesus-Risen./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Struggles help us to grow in our humanity. They make us appreciate the value of better times. I pray for these people who feel hopelessly abandoned. That they may one day overcome their difficulties and use them as life's building blocks. Let us all pray for this realization.

  2. You continue to nourish with spiritual food for thought. Pauca Verba is my Chicken Soup for the Soul.