Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Intercessions ~ Feast of Christ, King of the Universe

This month Pope Francis will visit Turkey where he will meet with the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew./ We pray for the Pope's safety/ and for his visit and message to bear fruit./ We pray to the Lord.

Every day brings news of death,/ calamity and terror./ We pray boldly for the conversion of those who do violent and deadly things,/ and for the inner healing of those who hate in God's name./ We pray to the Lord

The liturgical year draws to its close today./ Grant us grateful hearts for this past year of grace and growth in holiness./ We pray to the Lord.

Much of our country has already experienced winter weather./ We pray for travelers,/ the unemployed and all who are burdened by the demands of winter./ We pray to the Lord.

There are two and a half million homeless children in our nation./ We pray to recognize this great shame/ and for the willingness and resolve to make it right./ We pray to the Lord.

A three hundred and twenty five million dollar baseball contract was signed this week in our country./ We ask God to teach us right thinking in our world of hunger,/ thirst,/ nakedness,/ disease and illiteracy./ We pray to the Lord.

And for all of those who have died this week/ we ask for heaven's healing and mercy/ and consolation for those who are grieved and mourning./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Blessings and wishes for peace as we begin the nee year. Let us pray for a world filled with less fear, which breeds hatred.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these.

  3. I am glad to have found these Intercessions. I am sure to check them each week along with your other words of faith and guidance. You have healed me in more ways than you could imagine.

  4. It is shameful that there are the homeless and poor who have nothing, while men are paid millions to play a game. And there are still thousands who risk all to come here for the promise of a new life. Let us pray for more generosity towards those that need it.

  5. Barbara Ehrenreich has written a worthy book: Nickel and Dimed and (not) Getting By in America. Barbara is was an undercover journalist who crossed America and learned how people live on a minimum wage. There's a difference between charity and justice.