Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Intercessions ~ Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

World Trade Center ~ Looking Up

This past Thursday we remembered the sad events of September 11, 2001./ We pray for those whose lives remain directly impacted by the violence of that day - those who still carry emotional and physical wounds./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for hearts that are calcified in hatred:/ the hatred of persons of other colors,/ nationalities,/ religions,/ societal levels,/ gender or orientation./ We ask for the grace to love others well./ We pray to the Lord.

For those whose work is national security./ For all who help those in need of a rescue,/ or help through trouble,/ anguish or pain./ We pray to the Lord.

Ebola is spreading throughout much of Africa./ We pray for those who are afflicted/ and for all who have the care of the sick,/ the dying,/the orphaned,/ the dead./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for Francis our Pope/ and for bishops throughout the world,/ asking for the right direction,/ safety and up-building of Church leaders./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for families and children everywhere/ mindful of the many who struggle through deep loss,/ sorrow and trauma./ For the opening of hearts and minds to the things of justice and peace./We pray to the Lord.

We hear of sorrowful death everyday - where there is tragedy,/ invasion,/ accident,/ overdose and terrorism./ For the repose of souls/ and the healed comfort of those who are fearful or in mourning./ We pray to the Lord.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes we complain too much and forget to be thankful for all that we have that makes us happy. Sometimes we forget to tell people how much we appreciate them for being an important part of our lives. So thank you for all that you do and for just being there.