Mindful that Sunday is celebrated all around the world/ we pray for the Church in every place,/ remembering still, the people of Syria and Egypt/ where there is terrible violence,/ destruction,/ and death./ We ask for gifts of Resurrection./ We pray to the Lord.
While it is Sunday,/ it is also the Feast of Mary's Birth./ We pray for the children of the world,/ asking for them to be protected from abortion,/ enslavement,/ and the wounds that occur through divorce./ We pray to the Lord.
We thank God for the gift of our salvation/ asking that we would grow-up into the fullness of compassionate charity and Christ-witness./ We pray to the Lord.
We ask to see each human person as a Child of God/ and for us to be freed of the chains of resentment,/ pettiness,/ and dangerous ignorance./ We pray to the Lord.
This week we recall the events of September 11, 2001/ boldly asking God for the conversion of hearts that foment terrorist plots./ We pray in solidarity with people in many other places where terrorism is a daily occurrence./ We pray to the Lord.
We entrust to God's care those who are sick,/ in mourning or addicted./ We pray for those who are away from home,/ those who live with special needs,/ and the many who struggle without the basic necessities of food,/ water,/ shelter,/ employment./ We pray to the Lord.
Finally,/ we ask healing of soul for those who have died/ and for them to receive the great gift of joy/ in seeing Jesus and Mary face to face./ We pray to the Lord.