Over one million children have fled the deadly conflict in Syria./ We pray for them/ and for the many millions of persons displaced throughout the world./ And for the moving of hearts to shelter the homeless./ We pray to the Lord.
In Egypt, stores are closed and people are afraid to leave their homes to search for food,/ while in our own country there is tremendous waste./ We pray for those who are hungry/ and for our own conversion./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the Church/ locally and worldwide./ We ask for the up-building of the Church where it very young,/ where it is sorely in need of renewal,/ or where the Church is in trouble for Christ./ We pray to the Lord.
In many places people have forgotten that the child is a gift./ We pray for children who are ignored,/ violated,/ afraid,/ unwelcomed/. For attentive and compassionate hearts./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the un-employed and the under-employed,/ the sick,/ the prisoners,/ and the elderly who are untended./ We pray in solidarity with persons who live without inner peace,/ and for marriages and families which are stressed./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the safety and well-being of children and young persons returning to school,/ and for their parents and teachers./ We pray to the Lord.
Finally/ we pray for the faithful and the not-so-faithful departed,/ asking for the forgiveness of sins and the gifts of eternal life promised by Jesus./ We pray to the Lord.