Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Intercessions ~ Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Grant that in all the religious activity of the Church/ we would be inwardly transformed in our lovelessness,/ indecision and coldness,/ and be renewed in the joy of the Gospel./ We pray to the Lord.

Always we pray for children./ For the children who are poorly parent-ed./ For children who are refugees,/ abandoned,/ sick or afraid./ We pray to the Lord. 

Even a pope has enemies./ Bless Pope Francis with safety and good health./ Sustain him in the joy our world so needs to witness./ We pray to the Lord. 

Guard our loved ones:/ family and friends./ Build them up in faith,/ hope and charity/ and give them all they need for salvation./ We pray to the Lord. 

In our hemisphere/ by now the leaves are mostly fallen from the trees./ That we would drop all hatred and resentment/ and cultivate a more peaceable,/ compassionate and kindly spirit./ We pray to the Lord. 

We pray for rescuers/ and those who work in hospitals,/ hospices,/ nursing homes and clinics./ Bless them for their generosity/ and give to the sick the reassurance of your close presence and care./ We pray to the Lord.

Give comfort and peace to the dying/ and healing and light to those departed from us/ but not from you./ We pray to the Lord.



13 comments:

  1. Katherine JergensenOctober 22, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comfort and peace to us all. Amen.

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  2. I like it when someone puts his/her name. We're Christians - brothers and sisters to each other in Jesus. And we have names. We don't need to know specifically who you are. Everyone here knows MY name. Even just a first name. That'll do.

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    1. You are right. A name personifies the comment. I am guilty of making Anonymous remarks, not because I was trying to be controversial, but rather, you don't know me so what difference would it make? But I understand that a name even without a face is just a bit more human sounding than the word Anonymous. Thank you for these prayers each week.

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    2. The Latin word docere means to teach. A docile person is a teachable person. Not too many to be had these days. So a sentence that begins with "You are right" is FRESH as the kids used to say. My first impression when I see your name? "Ana" what a lovely name - named after the mother of the Virgin Mary. How nice is that. We share these things even when we don't now each other. But we do know each other on some level by our Christian names. Thank you for writing.

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  3. That sky can be a powerful meditation. You feel His presence. God is so thoughtful.

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    1. What kind of imagination is it that creates a new sky by the hour each day?

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  4. These keep me more centered. Thanks.

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    1. We're pulled in a million directions each day. I hope these weekly intercessions call to us: return, return. Some folks print them and bring them to Sunday Mass.

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  5. I think I'm going to print them and bring them to mass. Did you take the picture? It is so beautiful! I also loved your response to Ana. So true. Thank you for your freedom in relationships.

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    1. Some of the pictures on the posts I've taken, but not this lovely sunrise. That comes from another picture source. It is indeed very beautiful, yes.

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  6. Instead of printing them out, we save the e-mail we receive with the Intercessions all ready for reading. Then before Mass we can sit and pray with a focused voice to God for all these things. Maybe it looks irreverent, but the whole feel of the webpage calls me to a spiritual serenity better than a printed page. The flickering candle, the picture at the top of the Intercessions and even the Rosary beads off to the side bring me into deeper prayer.

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  7. Isn't the little candle great! It's the actual candle before the Guadalupe here in the chapel. I don't know why I thought the intercessions had to be on a paper to be read in church. Of course, as it appears on your phone is perfect. Just be sure (HA) to turn the phone off so you don't disturb the sermon with an incoming call. Or HA again - maybe you'd like to take a call during the sermon. You might show the folks around you what you're reading before Mass - spread the word.

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  8. I just can't help but to read these through over and over again.

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