The people of the Philippines and other nations are suffering terribly from a recent typhoon./ We ask for their comforting/ and a blessing for those involved in rescue and recovery efforts./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for a more just and peaceful world/ asking for leaders who will work for reconciliation/ boldly asking for our world to be freed of wars/ and all that threatens the life,/ freedom,/ and dignity of human persons./ We pray to the Lord.
We entrust our families and friends to God's care/ especially as the holidays draw near./ We hold them where there is loss of faith,/ illness,/ division,/ addiction,/ marital or financial trouble./ We pray to the Lord.
There is the sad reality of homelessness seemingly everywhere./ We ask for a world of new priorities,/ where no one is left without shelter and some comfort./ We pray to the Lord.
In the dark time of the year we pray for those who live dreary inner lives:/ without hope,/ joy,/ friendship or emotional balance./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for ourselves and those who worship with us this weekend./ We ask blessings for each person with whom we will have contact this coming week/ and for mindfulness in our relationships./ We pray to the Lord.
Finally, we pray for those who have died/ asking for them the forgiveness we all desire,/ and to be sharers of Christ's bright Resurrection-life./ We pray to the Lord.