Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Intercessions ~ Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Plantain Lily ~ Assumption Flower

Monday is the Feast of Mary's Easter,/ her Assumption./ Give new joy to the Church/ as we are brothers and sisters gathered in the Lord/ and with Mary, our Mother./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask for new hearts/ which like pregnant Mary/ bring Jesus to a world of disorder and despair./ We pray to the Lord.

While our own nation is absorbed in election year politics/ let us not forget the rest of the world,/ offering prayer for people who are struggling and suffering pain,/ hardship and sorrow./ We pray to the Lord.

Grant healing to the people of our country/ where we forget courtesy,/ tolerance and patience./ Convert violent hearts./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the safety and health of our friends/ those who help us to feel more alive./ We pray as well for anyone who is a source of irritation,/ trouble/ or the loss of our peace./ We pray to the Lord.

As these summer days are still filled with light,/ we pray for people who live in the darkness of hate./ We pray too for the sick,/ the wounded,/ the mentally troubled/ for mourners./ We pray to the Lord.

For those who have died this week/ in wars,/ disasters,/ in the service of others,/ or by injustice./ For the salvation of all./ We pray to the Lord.


4 comments:

  1. It is difficult to forgive, but vengeance doesn't get us anywhere. For the conversion of blackened hearts, I pray to the Lord.

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  2. At times life is troubling and it is difficult to look beyond our own troubles. These prayers help me to keep an open heart and keep the world in a larger embrace.

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    1. "open heart" - "larger embrace" - there's really nothing else to say.There's the crucifix: the pierced side of Jesus giving every human person access to Christ's heart and his arms stretched east and west as, pulling or gathering the whole world to himself. Mother-like.

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