Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Intercessions ~ Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Summer Fireflies ~ Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, photographer

There are people who have more religion on them, than in them./ That we would be new Christ-persons,/ realizing deeply/ that the Kingdom of God is within./ We pray to the Lord.

There are lots of people/ who love to hate./ We pray for them/ and for our own conversion to love,/ mercy,/ compassion and justice./ We pray to the Lord.

Enormous fires are burning in California./ We pray for those whose homes are lost or threatened,/ for fire-fighters and helpers./ We pray boldly for the gift of rain./ We pray to the Lord.

Guide our nation in this election time./ Give us wise leaders,/ make us people of integrity,/ courtesy,/ harmony and justice./ Bless us with prosperity and peace./ We pray to the Lord.

World Youth Day draws to a close this weekend./ Guide the millions who attended/ to new depths of faith and loving service./ Bring everyone home safely./ We pray to the Lord. 

Give health of mind and body to our relatives and friends,/ hope to prisoners/ and consolation to the people of Germany and France where barbarous acts of terrorism have occurred recently./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who died just days ago in Munich, Nice and Japan./ For French priest, Father Jacques Hamel who was murdered at Mass,/ and for the wounded. / For the salvation of those who plot,/ kill and terrorize./ We pray to the Lord.

1 comment:

  1. Let us pray for people to let go of their hate and move forward. If we cannot envision a future with more love, then how do we go on? When I pray, I try to be optimistic that God will show us how to find the light. You are guiding us there Father.

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