Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Intercessions ~ Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We pray for Pope Francis and the many thousands of young people who will pilgrim to Poland for World Youth Day./ For safety,/ insight,/ and growth in Christ./ We pray to the Lord.

With gratitude/ we pray for the protection of law enforcement and first responders across our country./ And as the nation mourns so many recent deaths by violence/ and wrestles with painful domestic issues,/ we pray for peaceful resolutions./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the nation/ where our best wisdom and creativity are being swallowed up by hate-baiting,/ narrow-mindedness and fear./ We pray to the Lord.

It is God's good earth,/ but ours too./ We pray for a new consciousness,/ calling us to preserve,/ love and care for this planet./ We pray too for the forgiveness of global greed,/ exploitation and selfish indifference./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for ourselves this week/ asking strength in what might overwhelm us,/ light in what confounds or saddens us,/ trust in what un-nerves us./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who live with special needs and disabilities./ For the sick,/ the elderly,/ the weak and the wounded,/ for refugees and the poorest./ We pray to the Lord.

Finally, we pray for the dead,/ remembering family and friends deceased,/ but also those unknown to us  who have died by murder,/ accident,/ disaster,/ war or neglect./ We pray to the Lord. 

1 comment:

  1. God bless the youth who care enough about their religion to participate in World Youth Day. May their enthusiasm carry on long after they return home.