Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Intercessions ~ Fifth Sunday of Easter

Nearly three hundred miners died in Turkey this week./ We pray for their repose,/ for their grieving families/ and for those who do dangerous work around the world./ We pray to the Lord.

We continue our prayer for the hundreds of young girls who were kidnapped weeks ago in Nigeria./ We pray for those who lament their disappearance/ and ask for that change of heart which would see them released and returned to those who love them./ We pray to the Lord.

There are 33.3 million persons in the world who are displaced by war./ Hundreds of thousands of these are children whose youth is being stolen away./ For their care and stability./ We pray to the Lord.

Pope Francis will travel later this month to Jerusalem./ We pray for his safety/ and for fruitful meetings with Patriarch Bartholomew and Mr. Netanyahu./ We ask for the opening of hearts and minds as the pope speaks to the world./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray again for the countries of the world/ remembering today the people and lands of the Falkland Islands,/ Foroyar,/ Fiji,/ Finland,/ France,/ French Guiana and French Polynesia./ We pray to the Lord.

We prayerfully call to mind the sick,/ the unemployed and the poor,/ families which have lost their peace,/ and for the restoration of those who are depressed, angry or fearful./ We pray to the Lord.

Our world is sad with death./ We pray for those who have died/ aware that many die by war,/ disaster,/ terrorism or neglect./ We ask the Lord to share the fullness of life with each./ We pray to the Lord. 


  1. Thank you for todays Post. It is so filled with energy and compassion for all peoples.

  2. Thank you for calling to mind all these people who are in need of our prayers. Each week when they come up, I read them and think how fortunate I am to be saying these prayers forn others and not to be on the receiving side.