Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Intercessions ~ Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We pray for those who live in storms of sadness,/inner conflict and emotional imbalance;/ storms of divorce and bankruptcy,/ war,/ illness and loss./ We ask for the restoration of balance,/ clarity and calm./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for fathers around the world today:/ asking strength,/ renewal/ and blessings for fathers who are up against fearsome challenges,/ inner damage and disadvantage./  We pray to the Lord.

Parts of the world are flooded with huge numbers of refugees fleeing in fear for their lives./ We pray for them/ and blessings for the countries and peoples who are welcoming and caring for them./ We pray to the Lord.

There are already many who are declared candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election./ We ask for them to be honest men and women who will help the world to develop peacefully/ and not to become lost in contention and rancor./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for our country and those others which are resource elites/ and for the turning of the national heart to the reverent protection and care of our vulnerable planet./ We pray to the Lord.

For the safety of summer travelers/ for those who are marrying,/ giving birth or having surgeries this week./ For the strengthening of the sick and those who tend to them./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray finally for those who are dying without loved one or friend./ And we prayerfully call to mind those who have gone ahead of us in death/ aware that many die suddenly,/ by violence or neglect./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. None of us can exist in isolation. Our lives and existence are supported by others in seen and unseen ways. To be aware of these connections, to feel appreciation for them, and to strive to give something back to society in a spirit of gratitude is the proper way for human beings to live.

  2. I pray for our country and all the countries of the world. Is there no place on this entire earth where people can be totally free and cared for without social and economic disparities. I cannot think of even one. For welcome change I pray to the Lord.

  3. I pray that you do not suffer from the storms of inner conflict and emotional imbalance for you are loved very much far and wide.

  4. Amen. You do good work here. God be always with you.

  5. These daily prayers help me to focus on what is the real needs of our day and not my own selfish needs.