Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Intercessions ~ Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

We pray for those suffering losses,/ pain and heartache following Hurricane Harvey this past week,/ We pray for first responders,/ rescuers and helpers/ and for all those who extend themselves in friendship and charity./ We pray to the Lord.

Great divides exist in our country along political,/ economic,/ cultural,/ racial and religious lines./ We pray that this terrible storm will bring about a new national unity/ through service and the support of others./ We pray to the Lord.

Pope Francis begins an Apostolic Journey to Colombia, South America this week,/ which has suffered fifty years of deadly violence./ We pray for him/ as he invites that nation to take first steps into reconciliation and peace-making./ We pray to the Lord.

Monday is Labor Day./ We pray for those whose work benefits us in any way./ For those whose work is dirty,/ dangerous,/ unjust or exhausting./ For anyone who is out of work./ We pray to the Lord.

Friday is the Feast of Mary's Nativity./ We pray for the little children of the world,/ mindful of those traumatized by war and disaster/ the children who have been failed by adults/ or victimized by injustice./ We pray to the Lord.

Again we pray for students and teachers returning to school these days./ We also ask for ourselves the blessings of strong faith,/ patience,/ endurance,/ courage and joyful hope./ We pray to the Lord.


  1. For all these things we pray. All well worth our thoughts and blessings.

  2. Patience, endurance and courage. I don't think we can ever have enough.

  3. There is so much going on in the world, it is hard to keep track of. May Pope Francis bring peace wherever he goes and that people will find comfort in his words. Healing takes place slowly and with persistence.