Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Intercessions ~ Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

On Sunday/ grant that we would know God and praise God rightly./ That God's Word would be preached and heard well./ That our worship would be blessed./ We pray to the Lord.

Saint Paul bids us: Watch carefully how you live./ Grant us to live lives awakened to spiritual things,/ to the needs of the poor/ and to our own need for inner healing and human growth./ We pray to the Lord.

Thursday is the Feast of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux/ who in his poems and hymns is called The Harp of Mary./ That we would love Her in her maternity,/ asking blessings for mothers and children everywhere in the world./ We pray to the Lord. 

The leaves of trees are starting to look tired/ before they turn color and fall./ We pray for people who are exhausted from a life-season of work or worry,/ illness or trouble./ We pray to the Lord.

For teachers and rescue-ers./ For politicians, priests, rabbis, ministers and imams./ For doctors and all who help others to regain strength and health./ We pray to the Lord.

Grant peace to troubled lands,/ that all the soldiers and sailors of every nation/ might return home to loved ones in safety and well-being./ We pray to the Lord. 

We pray for those who have died/ to enter the community-life of heaven/ with sins forgiven and all sadness dispelled./ We pray to the Lord.

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