Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Intercessions ~ Fifth Sunday in Lent

At the start of April,/ we pray for all who celebrate birthdays,/ anniversaries/ and other days of remembrance,/ asking for them/ blessings of safety, /peace and good health./ We pray to the Lord.

Martha and Mary intercede for their brother,/ Lazarus,/ who has died./ We pray for our own families and friends/ mindful of any who are in difficulty or trouble./ For gifts of healing./ We pray to the Lord.

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday./ We pray for peace in the world as Holy Week begins./ And as the Church - East and West - / celebrates Easter together this year,/ we ask that we would love each other well./ We pray to the Lord.

Heal the nation of indifference,/ ranquor and suspicion./ Restore the good we risk losing/ and give us new hearts./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the world's children and adolescents,/ for workers,/ prisoners and their families./ We pray for Iraqi civilians who are trapped in terrible war-violence,/ and for all who are suffering or in need./ We pray to the Lord.

Friday is World Health Day./ We pray for the sick,/ the handicapped and the frail./ We intercede for those who have no access to health care,/ who have no insurance,/ who live in poisoned,/ diseased or dangeorus places./ We pray to the Lord. 

We pray for the Jewish people as they prepare to celebrate Passover next week./ We ask for healing there is disunity,/ bigotry,/ anti-semitism./ And that we would experience our own passover from darkness to light./ We pray to the Lord.

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