Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Intercessions ~ Fourth Sunday of Lent


Eranthis Hyemalis ~ Winter Aconite


Asking help for the Church where it is persecuted,/ poor or weak,/ and forgiveness where the Church is marred by sin./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for ourselves and our families: asking for strength in our weakness,/ in our distress,/ pain,/ failure,/ insecurity and bitterness./ We pray to the Lord. 

There are 168 million child laborers in the world today./ We pray for them,/ their families and those who exploit them./ We ask for a new global-heart/ which would see to the safety,/ education and well-being of children everywhere./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for calm minds/ not dominated by anger,/ hatred,/ negativity or worries,/ but the counting of blessings and trust in God's goodness./ We pay to the Lord.

In an unruly political time/ reflective of a deep national anger,/ we ask to be built up in the things of God's Trinitarian heart:/ unity,/ friendship and hospitality./ We pray to the Lord.

For the poor,/ the sick,/ the friendless and the needy./ And for all who seek to rescue,/ comfort and heal those who live in vulnerability and trouble./ We pray to the Lord.

For the dying to be comforted with a curiosity about heaven./ For the dead to realize the grace of God in its fullness./ And for the solace of mourners./ We pray to the Lord. 

9 comments:

  1. It certainly is an unruly political time. I pray that we get past it and that we can live in solidarity.

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    1. Solidarity, kindness, respect, fairness, mutual acceptance. Thank you for following the posts.

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  2. That someone may find comfort in these prayers as I do. Amen

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    1. I feel a great heart-connect with folks each week when these intercessions are posted. I start these intercessions on Tuesday to be published each Thursday. If there are any priests out there following these posts - writing the intercessions for Sunday Mass, instead of relying on the tepid generic prayers we find in books, is a great way for a priest to pray.

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    2. And your parishioners will appreciate the effort.

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  3. As we have journeyed through lent thus far, the posts have really made me stop and think of the people in my life who I hold most dear. I resolve to pay more attention to those who I feel are truly with me through all life's ups and downs. These are the people who make my world spin and deserve the whole of my love and appreciation.

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  4. For the four sisters killed by terrorists in Yemen. We pray to the Lord.

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