Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Intercessions ~ Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Tuesday is World Day for Justice,/  which is fair mindedness,/ and respect for each human person./ We ask for the spread of justice,/ bringing about a peaceful world./ We pray to the Lord.

Wednesday is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter./ We pray for Pope Francis/ who is Peter's successor,/ asking for him,/ good health,/ safety and blessings upon his world ministry./ We pray to the Lord.

There are twenty-seven million slaves in the world,/ including our own country./ We ask for enlightenment,/ and for people everywhere to enjoy freedom/ and the recognition of their God-given dignity./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the many whose lives are disrupted by fires,/ floods,/ storms,/ wars,/ famine and wide-spread disease,/ and strength for those who generously and bravely help./ We pray to the Lord.

We ask for our families and friends all that is good,/ mindful of the ones who are struggling spiritually,/ emotionally,/ financially,/ or in their relationships./ We pray to the Lord.

Lent begins in ten days./ We ask for a Lenten time of human growth,/ following Jesus in his bright rising./ We pray to the Lord.

Grant comfort, healing and strength to those in hospitals,/ nursing homes/ or who are left untended./ For those who are disabled or whose illness is chronic and painful./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. For sure, justice is a broken tool for some right now but I see so many who are trying to be compassionate and understanding. We have to try and think as God does. I pray for reverence, to accept the difference of others, that we could truly listen and find unity.

  2. Thank God for them. They keep hope alive.

  3. We say we accept differences, but do we really? I pray that my heart really opens to everyone equally and without judgement.

  4. Fundamentally it means that I wish everyone well: "I wish you everything you need for salvation." And "salvation" means everything you need to become the child of God you were created to be. In a world of revenge, betrayal, selfishness and anger - that's a very loving wish.

  5. Wishing someone well and helping them to be well are two different things. I pray that I can be that person to be helpful towards others so that they can feel welcomed and loved in my life.

  6. To be sure, yes. But sometimes wishing somone well is the best we can do, if they have abused you, betrayed you, harmed you, or if perhaps they live thousands of miles away and there is nothing I an do for them practically. In a sometimes heartless world, wishing everyone well can be a profound act of love.