|Urakami Cathedral ~ Nagasaki, Japan 1945|
This past week the world remembered the atomic blasts which destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan./ We boldly pray for a new world/ freed of such disastrous and deadly power./ We pray to the Lord.
This week the Church keeps the Feast of Mary's Easter ~ her Assumption./ Grant the renewal of Resurrection-Joy in your Church and throughout the world./ We pray to the Lord.
Political prejudice stunts the hearts of many disciples./ Grant that Christian hearts would choose and establish Jesus as first and only./ We pray to the Lord.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them."/ Grant that the world would snatch up the children from war,/ famine,/ sickness,/ terror and exploitation./ We pray to the Lord.
Bless the people and lands of Oman,/ Pakistan,/ Patau,/ the Palestinian Territories,/ Panama and Papua New Guinea./ We pray to the Lord.
Safeguard health care workers where there is epidemic./ Bless the world with gifts of discovery,/ generosity and willingness,/ where there is life threatening disease,/ and hearts that rush to help the sick in poor countries./ We pray to the Lord.
And grant to those who have died all the blessings of healing and life,/ mercy and joy./ We pray to the Lord.