|Michaelmas Daisy ~ Late Summer|
We pray for the love of God to rule our lives,/ asking for the Church and our families to be strengthened by that love./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the children who are known and dear to us,/ for parents and grandparents,/ mindful of those who are without resources or hope./ We pray to the Lord.
There are rivers in the world that are black with human waste and garbage./ We ask for a new global consciousness,/ appreciation and protection of God's great gift of water,/ and that we would not be wasteful./ We pray to the Lord.
School has begun./ We pray for teachers and students./ We pray for a school year blessed with safety,/ good health and a desire for learning./ We pray to the Lord.
We call to mind those who are sick,/ for those who struggle with chronic/ painful and life-threatening illness./ or where hospitals,/ medicine and medical staff are lacking,/ We pray to the Lord.
Monday is the Feast of Mary's Nativity./ In contemplating her birth, it is a feast of new beginnings./ We pray for reconciliation and healing in our world:/ a new beginning of peace and global friendship./ We pray to the Lord.
Finally we pray for those who have died this week by war,/ hateful violence or preventable disease./ We remember our own dear ones who are deceased,/ asking for all to enjoy the light and kind mercy of Jesus./ We pray to the Lord.