Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sunday Intercessions ~ Second Sunday of Lent

In the Transfiguration/ the Lord gives us a window into his Resurrection,/ but also a vision of ourselves and humanity/ healed and made whole./ We pray to be promoters of that vision by works of mercy this Lent./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for families everywhere/ in all their variety and trouble,/ asking for them to be supported,/ welcomed and loved./ We pray to the Lord.

Pope Francis has returned to Rome after his journey to Mexico./ Guide the people of that wounded and troubled land./ Bless the pope with safety and strength in his global ministry./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for prisoners in every place,/ especially those who are young/ and for their personal growth and the restoration of their dignity./ And for the healing of all who have been victimized by crimes./ We pray to the Lord. 

In an election year we pray for those who seek public office,/ asking for them to be decent and upright servants of the common good./We pray to the Lord. 

In the cold time we pray for those who lack shelter,/ heat,/ right clothing or a job./ We pray as well for those who operate shelters and kitchens to give comfort and support./ We pray to the Lord.

Heal the sick,/ encourage the dis-spirited,/ restore addicts and those with troubled minds./ And lead those who have died to the fullest realization of your mercy./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. I think often of those who are homeless on the streets with nowhere to go. I pray that people reach out and offer kindness to them instead of walking by them as we often do.

  2. It will be the second Sunday of Lent already. Thank you for your daily meditations to guide us through this important time. All too often we rush through, day after day, not giving this season a thought. You are reminding us to stop and take a thought of what should be held important in our lives. Amen.

  3. For people forgotten in prisons, including the prisons of their own minds. Let us pray for all those lost and forgotten.