Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Intercessions ~ Twenty-Third Sunday in the Ordinary Time

Michaelmas Daisy ~ Late Summer

We pray for the love of God to rule our lives,/ asking for the Church and our families to be strengthened by that love./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the children who are known and dear to us,/ for parents and grandparents,/ mindful of those who are without resources or hope./ We pray to the Lord.

There are rivers in the world that are black with human waste and garbage./ We ask for a new global consciousness,/ appreciation and protection of God's great gift of water,/ and that we would not be wasteful./ We pray to the Lord.

School has begun./ We pray for teachers and students./ We pray for a school year blessed with safety,/ good health and a desire for learning./ We pray to the Lord.

We call to mind those who are sick,/ for those who struggle with chronic/ painful and life-threatening illness./ or where hospitals,/ medicine and medical staff are lacking,/ We pray to the Lord.

Monday is the Feast of Mary's Nativity./ In contemplating her birth, it is a feast of new beginnings./ We pray for reconciliation and healing in our world:/ a new beginning of peace and global friendship./ We pray to the Lord.

Finally we pray for those who have died this week by war,/ hateful violence or preventable disease./ We remember our own dear ones who are deceased,/ asking for all to enjoy the light and kind mercy of Jesus./ We pray to the Lord.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reminding us about Mary's Feast Day on Monday. It may not have caught my eye being on a week day. I will be sure to go to Mass. Mary is the space from which God was able to gain access into humanity. (Pope Benedict XVI) The flowers look like Mary flowers.