Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Intercessions ~ Seventh Sunday in the Easter Time

And it is Mother's Day

On Mother's Day we pray for our own mothers and grandmothers,/ and that we would be gratefully conscious of the gift of our own lives./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray too for mothers who struggle to raise their families wherever life is difficult./ And for mothers who have lost their children./ For children who have lost their mothers./ We pray to the Lord. 

Political seasons are often contentious,/ divisive and even hateful./ We earnestly pray for our country in this time,/ asking for healing, and that we would not forget how to accept and love each other./ We pray to the Lord.

Pope Francis will visit Armenia,/ Georgia and Azerbaijan in late June./ We pray for safety and peace/ as he travels to that part of the world where there is sometimes violent dispute./ We pray to the Lord. 

When President Obama travels to Japan soon,/ he will visit either Nagasaki or Hiroshima./ We pray boldly for our world to be freed of the terribly destructive and deadly power of nuclear weapons./ We pray to the Lord.

Heal us and make us whole where we are lost in depression,/ the inability to forgive,/ power abuse,/ or the non-use of our gifts./ We pray to the Lord. 

Comfort those in hospitals,/ nursing homes and hospices./ Strengthen those who care for the sick,/ the injured and the weak./ Give gifts of light and joy to those who have died./ We pray to the Lord. 


  1. I pray for many blessings for all mothers. For all the things they do for us and sacrifices made throughout our lives. It doesn't matter how old we get, our mother was the first person to show us love and we mustn't forget that.

  2. I do pray for our country, that we may find a way to repair the fractures caused during this political season. I hope the people will put aside the show boating and focus on some of the real issues at hand.