Pope Francis travels to the Holy Land this week./ We pray for his safety and blessings upon his visit./ We pray as well for Christians who are an increasingly small minority in that troubled part of the world./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray to follow more closely the Lord's gospel-command that we would love other people well:/ as we find them/ or as they may become./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those parts of the world afflicted by drought./ For the gift of rain where it is longed for and needed./ We pray for those who suffer from fire and natural disasters./ We pray to the Lord.
We intercede for the countries of the world/ remembering the people and lands of:/ the French Southern Territories,/ Gabon,/ Gambia,/ Georgia,/ Germany,/ Gibraltar and Great Britain./ We pray to the Lord.
The month of May will end soon - Mary' Month./ We ask for an increase of her virtues among us:/ her humility,/ perseverance,/ faith and enduring service./ We pray to the Lord.
We call to mind the sick,/ the war-injured,/ the children of the world,/ those exploited, enslaved, forgotten./ We ask for the healing of hearts that cause others sorrow and pain./ We pray to the Lord.
It is Memorial Day weekend./ We pray for the repose of those who have died as soldiers and sailors around the world./ And we boldly pray for the vision of the Prophet Isaiah to be realized: That swords would be turned into farm tools./ We pray to the Lord.