Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Intercessions ~ Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Grant that we would be freed of anxiety this Sabbath day/ so to worship well,/ preparing us for the forever-joy of heaven./ We pray to the Lord.

Sanctify and lead your Church to repentance/ and the clean heart of the Gospel,/ that in our vocation and good works,/ we would serve you truly and humbly./ We pray to the Lord.

In an election time/ we pray for God to drive far from us all wrong desires/ and that our nation would be restored to unity/ and preserved in goodness and love./ We pray to the Lord.

Tuesday is the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi,/ who is more rightly portrayed cleaning lepers than preaching to birds./ That we would be brave Christians./ We pray to the Lord.

At the start of October,/ we pray for those who will keep birthdays,/ anniversaries and other days of remembrance,/ asking for them,/ good health,/ safety and peace./ We pray to the Lord.

For those who are unhappy with themselves/ or who are ready to give up./ We pray for those who live where there is war,/ and for the injured,/ the sick,/ the orphaned,/ those left-behind/ and for mourners./ We pray to the Lord.

We remember those who have died from among our own family and friends./ We pray as well for those who die suddenly,/ with no time to prepare/ and for those who are forgotten in death./ We pray to the Lord. 


  1. I like to think that we can overcome these troubling tines in our nation. Violence, hatred and disunity are seemingly everywhere. The worst of this all is that there is little hope of change in the near future. The race for our new president is bringing out the worst in people.

  2. Yes. A guest from India on a news show asked, "After this election, will the people of this country ever be able to love each other again?" I imagine after a few drinks, there'll be terrible fights over the Thanksgiving table in many American homes - so soon after this Election Day." Very sad. And so we pray.