Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Intercessions ~ Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Native Asters ~ Early Autumn

At the start of a new week/ we pray not to be overcome by challenges or adversity/ but that each day we would discover how to fulfill God's purposes./ We pray to the Lord.

Receive the prayers we make for the members of the Church around the world,/ that Christians everywhere would serve God truly and devoutly,/ in safety and in peace./ We pray to the Lord.

This past week at Assisi,/ Pope Francis met with religious leaders from around the world to talk about and pray for peace./ We ask blessings for this effort./ And that we would be peace-makers./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for those who are having surgery this week,/ for the elderly,/ the chronically sick and those who care for them./ We remember as well,/ that in so much of the world there is no place or personnel to care for the injured,/ the frail and the dying./ We pray to the Lord. 

Thursday is the Feast of the Archangels Michael,/ Gabriel and Raphael./ We ask heaven to protect us from evil and danger,/ and that with angels/ our prayer would be strong in praising and thanking God./ We pray to the Lord.

For our families and our friends,/ we ask the healing of old wounds,/ addictions,/ money problems,/ resentments and anxieties./ Give new life,/ joy and hope to families which are dysfunctional or broken./ We pray to the Lord.

For relatives and dear ones who have died,/ remembering too the many who die each day by murder,/ suicide,/ untreated disease and war./ And that we would each be given what we need for our own salvation./ We pray to the Lord.




4 comments:

  1. Your posts are basically lessons for us on the Beatitudes, which are at the heart of Jesus' preaching. Good work!

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  2. And thank you for following the posts and for your good prayer. God be with you!

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  3. You mean so much to me Fr. Stephen. I don't know what I'd do if you stopped writing Pauca Verba. It is my connection to you, my lifeline. I feel like I still know you and love you when I read your posts.

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  4. And how thankful am I to have known so many good people over the past 37 (YIKES!) years: teachable, prayerful, struggling, faithful, generous. P.S. I have no plan or desire to stop writing these posts - it's a very important part of my priest-life. Thanks for being part of it. Bless you!

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