Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Intercessions ~ Feast of the Epiphany

Star of Bethlehem

At Epiphany,/ we pray to be restored when we are sad,/ worried,/ over-thinking,/ hurting,/ giving up,/ angry or depressed./ We pray to the Lord.

At the start of January,/ we pray for those who celebrate birthdays,/ anniversaries,/ and other days of remembrance./ For safety,/ peace and good health./ We pray to the Lord.

This past year one in every eight babies was born in places of conflict and war,/ bombs,/ bullets,/ destruction and death./ We pray for them,/ asking for stability and safety./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask the blessings of protection and health for Pope Francis as he begins a new year of working to bring renewal to our damaged and weakened Church./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those whose hearts are stubborn,/ lost in ignorance,/ or selfishness./ And that we would know ourselves well./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray blessings of joy and hope where Eastern Christians celebrate Christmas this week,/ and for the Church to be restored to unity where sad divisions persist./ We pray to the Lord.

On the Feast of the Epiphany,/ we ask for Jesus to be newly revealed to each of us./ We remember those who are sick,/ traveling,/ or struggling in any way./ We pray for those who have died this past year,/ and for those who mourn them./ We pray to the Lord. 


  1. You know the work of the Life Center. Wish you were still there. The stat and prayer of 1 in 8 babies born in conflict and war really hit me. I only think of babies coming in peace. I pray they have at least that with their immediate surroundings.

  2. Let us make known our love for God by outwardly showing support for all these in need. Our prayers united are better than one. For solidarity among all Christians I pray.

  3. I too hope for the church to become more united and strengthened in bringing the message of Jesus Christ to all of us. We need it so. I too wish you were back at The Life Center. God's Blessings! From, All at The Life Center.

  4. Happy New Year's Eve Father! I hope 2016 brings all good things for you.

  5. Thank you! And peace, safety and good health to you and your family as well.