Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Intercessions ~ Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Syrian child-refugee

The Middle Eastern countries are in a terrible state of inner disunity/ fear,/ terror and death./ We ask heaven's help for Egypt,/ Iraq,/ Iran,/ Jordan,/ Israel,/ Lebanon,/ Turkey and Syria./ We pray to the Lord.

While we see the Christians of the middle east suffering,/ we pray for the Church where it has grown complacent and weak/ asking for new hearts in solidarity with Christians who are living under exhausting challenges in other parts of the world./ We pray to the Lord.

Pope Francis is in South Korea./ We send up our prayer for him and the people of Asia/ who as they democratize/ often become secular and materialistic./ Bless his journey/ his message and his hearers./ We pray to the Lord.

Religion is ugly and dangerous where it is distorted by division and hate./ We ask God/ who can do seemingly impossible things,/ to change hearts/ and to make each human person a healed center of peace./ We pray to the Lord.

Hearing of Robin Williams death/ we pray that we would not lose laughter and joy./ We pray for those who suffer depression and addiction/ and for those who have lost hope and a sense of purpose./We pray to the Lord.

Safeguard the world's children,/ the elderly,/ the refugees/ and the efforts of helping agencies in the most dangerous parts of the world./ We pray to the Lord.

So many have died this week alone by terrorist violence./ We pray for the soul-healing of all the deceased,/ and for those who suffer the mourning of dear ones./ We  pray to the Lord.

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