Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Intercessions: Bright Sunday, Low Sunday, Mercy Sunday

Lamps Inside the Tomb of Jesus

Today is sometimes called Mercy Sunday./ We pray to learn a new depth of kindness from the mercy of God revealed in Christ./ We pray to the Lord.

Today is also called Bright Sunday./ We pray for those who experience only darkness,/ depression,/ burdens and hopelessness in their lives./ For each human person to know some happiness./ We pray to the Lord.

Fanatics blew up a crowded playground in Lahore, Pakistan on Easter night/ killing 72 and injuring 300 people./ We pray for all who have suffered this great sadness/ and for the conversion of those who kill people,/ even children./ We pray to the Lord.

Our country is suffering a deadly,/ drug-abuse epidemic./ We pray for wisdom,/ resolve and national healing./ We pray to the Lord.

We remember our families in the Easter Season,/ those who are having a hard time of it,/ emotionally,/ physically,/ spiritually or financially./ For courage and strength./ We pray to the Lord. 

We pray for those who are sick,/ lonely,/ unemployed,/ away from loved ones,/ without opportunity/ or weakened by anxieties./ And we ask for the awareness,/ willingness and strength that will be asked of us this week./ We pray to the Lord. 

Finally we pray for those who have died since last Easter,/ asking as well/ the blessings of comfort and restoration for those who are mourning/ where there is death by enemies./ We pray to the Lord. 


  1. Thank you for this beautiful words

  2. And oh, I forgot, it's also called "Thomas Sunday" - Easter is so big - we need all these word-attempts to talk about it! And Thomas isn't poor Thomas or doubting Thomas - he's BELIEVING THOMAS. He's the first to call Jesus, Lord and God. Let's celebrate that spiritual insight! Blessings in this Bright Week!

  3. I do pray for awareness. I hope that remembering to pray for and help others by doing will help to bring me closer to God. Isn't that how we show true Christianity?

  4. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and soul and love your neighbor as yourself," Jesus said.