Nearly three hundred miners died in Turkey this week./ We pray for their repose,/ for their grieving families/ and for those who do dangerous work around the world./ We pray to the Lord.
We continue our prayer for the hundreds of young girls who were kidnapped weeks ago in Nigeria./ We pray for those who lament their disappearance/ and ask for that change of heart which would see them released and returned to those who love them./ We pray to the Lord.
There are 33.3 million persons in the world who are displaced by war./ Hundreds of thousands of these are children whose youth is being stolen away./ For their care and stability./ We pray to the Lord.
Pope Francis will travel later this month to Jerusalem./ We pray for his safety/ and for fruitful meetings with Patriarch Bartholomew and Mr. Netanyahu./ We ask for the opening of hearts and minds as the pope speaks to the world./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray again for the countries of the world/ remembering today the people and lands of the Falkland Islands,/ Foroyar,/ Fiji,/ Finland,/ France,/ French Guiana and French Polynesia./ We pray to the Lord.
We prayerfully call to mind the sick,/ the unemployed and the poor,/ families which have lost their peace,/ and for the restoration of those who are depressed, angry or fearful./ We pray to the Lord.
Our world is sad with death./ We pray for those who have died/ aware that many die by war,/ disaster,/ terrorism or neglect./ We ask the Lord to share the fullness of life with each./ We pray to the Lord.