Pope Francis calls to and invites the many millions of Catholics who have abandoned the practice of their faith./ We pray for listening hearts and for the Church to realize how it can alienate people/ failing to reveal its message of salvation for all/ We pray to the Lord.
Our Country has been at war for the past fourteen years./ We ask for God to teach us to find our way to peace/ and for the willingness to follow that path./ We pray to the Lord.
We ask healing and forgiveness wherever evil things are justified by the invocation of God's name./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for human persons to be granted their dignity/ recognizing their rights to health care,/ a just wage,/ housing and education./ We pray to the Lord.
The world is imbalanced by the sin of greed/ where increasingly few people own most of the world's wealth./ For the purification of the world's heart./ We pray to the Lord.
For the world to realize who it is who lives in the womb/ and for every child to be protected,/ valued and loved./ We pray to the Lord.
And we ask for those who have died/ to receive all that God has promised in the Risen Jesus./ We pray to the Lord.