Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Intercessions ~ Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fra Angelico ~ The Annunciation ~ 1440

Today we pray for mothers who mourn the loss of a child./ For mothers who are unable to properly care for or protect their children./ For mothers who need to be renewed in strength,/ joy and hope./ We pray to the Lord.

In May/ we remember Mary singing of God who lifts up the lowly from the dust./ We pray for a just world/ which recognizes the dignity and value of each human person./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray boldly for soldiers and sailors of every nation/ to return home in peace to their families and neighbors./ We pray to the Lord.

In May we pray for the children who will receive their First Holy Communion:/ may they approach the Lord's table often,/ growing in faith and love./ We pray to the Lord.

We pray too for those who will be ordained deacons and priests this month,/ asking for them to grow in the virtues and skills they will need to serve the Church well./ We pray to the Lord.

The news from Washington this week is troubling./ We pray for the nation's restoration and healing,/ asking for government officials who in truth/ will work only for the public good./ We pray to the Lord.

Bring consolation and help to those who live where life is ruined by war,/ sickness,/ violence,/ death,/ widespread addiction,/ destruction and corruption./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. I feel remiss if I don't thank you for publishing you Intercession prayers for us. I look for them each week as a prayer guide. Just to have a plan is so helpful. From there, my thoughts branch out and grow. Thank you Father Morris.

  2. A "prayer guide" - "my thoughts branch out and grow." That's the idea, yes, the priest is only a pointer.

  3. Each week I print these out and put them by my bed. They remind me to be thankful for all the ways in which God has blessed my life. I never want to forget the gifts that I have been given, nor do I want to forget to pray for the people who are in need.