Christians suffer terribly in parts of Syria, Pakistan, India, China, North Korea, Uzbekistan and other countries./ We pray in solidarity with these believers, / asking for their consolation and the relief of their pain./ We pray to the Lord
In Respect Life Month we pray for prisoners all around the world./ We ask for their inner healing and the conversion of their hearts to the truth of God's love./ We pray to the Lord.
As we stand at the altar this Sunday,/ we pray for the parishes of our diocese and for parishes everywhere,/ asking for an increase of faith, hope and love among us./ We pray to the Lord.
Always we bring to Mass the concerns of the sick:/ praying for those who are unwell in body,/ mind or spirit./ For the healing of families who are not relating well/ and for those enslaved in addictions./ We pray to the Lord.
We stand in a prayerful solidarity with the children who suffer,/ the poor,/ the elderly,/ the baby in the womb,/ and refugees who have fled conflict and war./ We ask for the softening of human hearts./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the people who have helped or served us in any way this week,/ asking never to take anything for granted,/ but to have awake and grateful hearts./ We pray to the Lord.
Finally,/ we pray for those who have died,/ asking that they would behold the Lord Jesus in his Easter brightness./ We pray to the Lord.