Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Intercessions ~ First Sunday of Lent




Eastern Christians have begun Lent as well./ We ask for new understanding and efforts towards unity among the Christians of East and West./ We pray to the Lord.

Lent is the Church's springtime./ Aware of the deep hatreds present in our world/ we ask for the warming and new growth of forgiveness and mutual love/ where there are pained divisions,/ violence and death./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask never to take our Christian lives for granted/ or to be lukewarm in living it./ And we pray for Christians who are troubled and harassed in many places./ We pray to the Lord.

Praying for a peaceful resolution of deep tensions between Ukraine and Russia,/ we also pray for the people of  Austria,/ Azerbaijan,/ Bahamas,/ Bahrain,/ Bangladesh and Barbados./ We pray to the Lord.

We entrust our families to Christ this First Sunday of Lent,/ calling to mind family members who are sick,/ burdened,/ anxious or in any difficulty./ We pray to the Lord.

At Mass today we hold in our hearts the children of the world:/ those waiting to be born,/ the abused,/ exploited and forsaken./ We ask for every child to be welcomed and treasured./ We pray to the Lord.

We have set out in the journey to Easter,/ holding in love those who have died/ asking for the forgiveness of sins committed,/ and the Resurrection promise of the fullness of life./ We pray to the Lord.





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