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. 






4 comments:

  1. Thank you for this beautiful words

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  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!

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  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?

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

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