Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Intercessions ~ Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

August Peaches

The planet on which we live is a miracle of beauty and order./ We pray to love our earth-home/ as it is God's gift to us./ We pray to the Lord./ 

We pray for the people of central Italy,/ devastated by earthquake this week./ For the rescuers,/ helpers,/ the injured and the homeless./ We pray to the Lord.

In September/ Pope Francis will return to Assisi for the third time/ to join other religious leaders in a prayer for peace./ We link ourselves to him in this heart-desire./ For a just and peaceful world./ We pray to the Lord.

Monday is the Feast of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist./ For Christians who suffer/ and who risk death for believing in Jesus./ We pray to the Lord.

Keep our nation in your care,/ guide us in the ways of justice,/ kindness,/ hospitality and knowledge of you./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who married this summer/ and for the strengthening and safeguarding of families in every place./ For those who have the care of children./ We pray to the Lord.

Heal us/ and save us/ from oppressive words,/ spiritual blindness,/ cynicism,/ ignoring the poor and those who suffer./ Console the sick and strengthen those who care for them./ We pray to the Lord.

And for the those who have died,/ mindful of those who die with no prayer offered for them,/ who die in wars,/ by neglect,/ disaster or violence./ Strengthen and restore mourners./ And for the salvation of all./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. Everything from God is a gift. We must appreciate and use His gifts wisely.

  2. For those married and thinking about starting a family, may they truly have strength to weather the best and worst of times ahead. Too many couples give up, but my heart is heaviest for the young children who live in broken homes where there is fighting and abuse.

  3. I pray for the kids who have to live in the world today. No matter what we do to protect them, there are mean people and cruelty around every corner. Not only do they have to listen to the events of the world and the nation, they have their own difficult lives to navigate.

  4. I have lived much of my life in spiritual darkness. At a turning point in my life I decided to return to my faith. Thank you for being here to keep me spiritually fed. I am really grateful for the good people in my life.

  5. I'm glad you've found a way out of the darkness and into some light. I'm also pleased to be a part of that discovery. If we have gratitude we have the whole of the spiritual life. "Keep the faith" my Irish father used to say.