Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Intercessions ~ Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Titian Madonna and Child

The angel chorus announced peace and joy to the shepherds of Christmas night./ Grant that the Church announce the good news of inclusion,/ reconciliation and salvation to all people./ We pray to the Lord.

Bethlehem means House of Bread/ a foreshadowing of Christ's followers gathered in the Eucharist./ We ask for a world that leaves no one hungry./ We pray to the Lord.

For our families and friends,/ asking good health,/ safety,/ peace and conversion of heart./ Bless all who are away from home,/ lonely or without joy./ We pray to the Lord.

At Bethlehem we contemplate the presence of the Holy Child among us/ praying for the Holy Children of Mexico,/ El Salvador,/ Nigeria,/ Gaza and Israel/ Peshawar,/ Chicago and Los Angeles,/ and wherever young people suffer./ We pray to the Lord.

In Christ,/ God has entered our world to reclaim it./ We pray for our planet's healing where it is polluted,/ degraded,/ exploited and destroyed./ We pray to the Lord.

At Christmas,/ we consider Joseph and Mary/ traveling on the road from Nazareth to Bethlehem./ We pray for refugees,/ exiles and immigrants/ to be blessed with welcoming love./ We pray to the Lord.

Bless world leaders with a desire for a peaceful world./ Convert terrorists and those who militarize the world,/ restore joy and calm to places where there is violence and death./ We pray to the Lord.

At Christmas,/ we pray for all who have died this past year,/ asking for them to enjoy the fullness of life they longed for while here on earth./ And for those who are in mourning at Christmas./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. These are perfect for us to reflect on for Christmas Mass. I know you put out there for all of us but do know that they are really used in our liturgy on many weeks. We are thankful to have them.