Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Intercessions ~ The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pope Francis has said of the influx of immigrant children into the United States/ that as a first measure they must be welcomed and protected./ We ask for our country to embrace his instruction./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for our country/ and every country/ where there is suspicion,/ fear and hatred of newcomers and foreigners./ For the conversion of the nation's heart./ We pray to the Lord.

This week the world has witnessed deadly violence between Israel and Hamas in Gaza./ We ask for the protection of civilians and the opening of hearts to the way of peace./ We pray to the Lord.

It is said that patience is love in slow motion./ We ask for new patience in those relationships that are most difficult and challenging./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the people and lands of Mauritania,/ Mauritius,/ Mayotte,/ Micronesia,/ Moldova and Monaco./ We pray to the Lord.

In the summertime we pray for the safety and good health of all./ We prayerfully remember those who are hospitalized,/chronically sick or struggling with special needs,/ the war injured,/ and the sick who receive no care./ We pray to the Lord.

Grant comfort to those who are in mourning around the world/ and a change of heart to those who do deadly things/ and peace for all who have died this week./ We pray to the Lord.

1 comment:

  1. I pray for our leaders to make compassionate and humane decisions and for the people to act receptively.