Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Intercessions ~ Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The tomb of the Holy Prophet Jonah in Iraq was completely destroyed this week,/ that tomb which is sacred to Jews,/ Muslims and Christians./ Grant the world an end to the hatred which spawns destruction and death./ We pray to the Lord.

The month of August has begun./ We ask for gifts of peace,/ safety and good health,/ for those who celebrate birthdays,/ anniversaries and other days of remembrance./ We pray to the Lord

We pray for the safety of summer travelers, and for those who are away from loved ones./ We offer prayers for the sick - mindful of those whose sickness or injuries are left untreated./ For the countries of West Africa where Ebola is claiming many lives./ We pray to the Lord.

For many children in the world/ death is near in the fighting of wars./ We intercede for children everywhere mindful of their fears,/ loneliness,/ hunger and pain./ And for those who set out to rescue and assist children./ We pray to the Lord.

Praying for the world/ we intercede for the people and lands of Nicaragua,/ Niger,/ Nigeria,/ Niue,/ Northern Mariana Islands,/ Norway and Oman./ We pray to the Lord.

Thursday was the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola,/ the 16th century founder of the Society of Jesus./ We ask blessings for the world-wide community of Jesuits:/ for growth in the gospel and their founding charisms./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the those who have died this week,/ asking the forgiveness of sins and the happiness of heavenly life./ We pray to the Lord.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for always calling to mind those who may be overlooked or forgotten. Our prayers together will work to intercede for those in need. May we pray to the Lord magnified in our unity.