Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Intercessions ~ Fifth Sunday in the Easter Time

We pray for the suffering people of Nepal

Pope Francis continues to offer prayers and hopes for the resolution of the world's bitter conflicts./ We ask for him the blessings of health and safety,/ and that we would be peace-makers too./ We pray to the Lord..

May first was the Feast of Saint Joseph the worker./ We pray that our work would be blessed,/ for those who have no work,/ those whose work helps and sustains us,/ for those whose work is dangerous,/ unfair or undignified./ We pray to the Lord.

In the Mary's month of May/ we pray for the people of Islam/ which reveres her as we do./ We pray too that we would be faithful to Jesus/ Mary's Son/ and joyful in his service./ We pray to the Lord. 

Many thousands of people have been injured or displaced in Nepal/ where a great earthquake has caused terrible destruction./ We ask for the international help these newly suffering people need./ We pray to the Lord.

The city of Baltimore has suffered fiery violence this week/ - giving expression to a tremendous discontent,/ frustration and anger./ We pray for the healing of communities wherever good order and peace has been lost./ We pray to the Lord.

We entrust our families and friends to the Lord,/ the sick,/ the world's children,/ refugees,/ couples preparing for marriage,/ the poor/ and anyone who has shown us any support or kindness./ We pray to the Lord.

In the Easter time we pray for all who have died,/ entrusting them to the Risen-Christ/ who tramples down death,/ bestowing life to those in the tomb./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. There is much sadness and tragedy. Thank you for bringing these needs to us. We read about it in the paper and hear it on the news, but we need to be reminded to pray.

  2. These are tough times for many. It is good to call attention to the needs of others. I will be sure to print these out and remember them this week.