Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Intercessions ~ Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ




The purpose of our lives on earth is union with God./ We ask for a renewal of faith which recognizes this God-intimacy in the reception of the Body and Blood of Christ/ under the veil of bread and wine./ We pray to the Lord.

On this Feast of Corpus Christi/ we remember Jesus chose to stay with us as food./ We pray for those who have inadequate or no food - especially children./ And the privileged world to stop wasting food./ We pray to the Lord.

As the Body of Christ we ask for an increase of love which forgives,/ heals/ and invites others to the recognition of God's love shared with the world in Jesus Christ./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the safety of summer travelers and vacationers./ We ask for these months to be a time of restoration and renewal/ mindful of those who get no time away./We pray to the Lord.

Next Saturday is the June-feast of Saint Anthony of Padua - patron of lost things./ We ask Anthony to help us find Jesus where we have lost him to bitterness and fears./ And for the Church/ where it loses its Christ-center in defensiveness,/ exclusion,/ and power claims./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the conversion of hearts where there is injustice,/ indifference,/ lies,/ selfish neglect and fear./ And that we would find Christ this week/ in the surprise of some new way of thinking./ We pray to the Lord.

For those who are chronically sick,/ pained and weak./ For those who care for the sick,/ the immigrant and the needy./ For the soul-repose of those who have died/ asking for them gifts of joy and light./ We pray to the Lord.




4 comments:

  1. These are things to keep in mind as many of us head into summertime. For those of us with young children, this is a time for togetherness and shared happy memories. Let us not forget the less fortunate and those who struggle to live day to day.

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  2. Praying for the conversion of hearts. A double Amen for that.

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  3. Thank you. I hope that you will teach us more about the Feast of Corpus Christi tomorrow.

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  4. Always love to hear about the importance of the Eucharist. Thank God, it is always there for me to receive.

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