Lent is the Church's Springtime,/ and so we ask for new growth in Christ:/ the greening of friendship,/ patient kindness,/ faith and prayer./ We pray to the Lord.
More than one hundred Syrian-Christian women, children and elderly were abducted by ISIL this week./ We pray for them and their loved ones./ We ask for the softening of evil hearts./ We pray to the Lord.
The ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia has not held./ We pray for peace in that suffering and troubled part of the world./ We pray to the Lord.
May those who are suffering from the winter's cold find the comfort,/ shelter,/ food and assistance they need./ We pray to the Lord.
For the safety of travelers,/ For doctors and nurses,/ for those who are in prison and for their inner healing./ We pray to the Lord.
For those who are sick,/ elderly,/ frail,/ out-of-work or depressed,/ and for those who help others in their need./ We pray to the Lord.
For refugees,/ captives and those victimized by war./ For the salvation of those who have died since we last gathered in prayer,/ and for the healing and comforting of mourners/ mindful specially of those who grieve the loss of children./ We pray to the Lord.