Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Intercessions ~ Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time




The apostles  look to destroy the Samaritans who did not welcome Jesus/ because he was on his way to the wrong holy city./ We ask to be healed of resentments and the desire to punish people in revenge./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the children who were born this week,/ and for adults eager to welcome them into a just and peaceful world./ We pray to the Lord.

Terrible fires are already burning in California at the start of summer./ We pray for fire-fighters and all who are helping./ For the safety of all/ and for rain where it is needed./ We pray to the Lord.

Heal the gun violence of this nation/ which takes the lives of eighty nine people each day./ Give us peaceful minds./ We pray to the Lord.

In the June-month of the Sacred Heart,/ we ask for all to the know the un-tiring love of Christ,/ keeping world leaders in mind,/ and the sick,/ the elderly,/ the poor/ and those who are marginalized and powerless./ We pray to the Lord.

For summer travelers and vacationers./ For those who get no time away from tiresome work./ For families struggling with addiction,/ bitterness and dysfunction./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for anyone who is dying,/ mindful of those who are alone or without help./ And for the dead/ we ask forgiveness and the blessings of life and joy./ We pray to the Lord.




4 comments:

  1. There is much healing to be done. Let us pray that we can help it along and make as much of it happen as possible.

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  2. For peace in the face of violence, for loving hearts in the face of hatred, and for healing in the face of woundedness. Amen.

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  3. Eighty-nine people die from gun violence each day. Of those 55 are suicides. This show the despair of many.

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  4. Troubling times indeed. A whole other realm of sickness.

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