In his recent visit to Naples/ Pope Francis had lunch with one hundred prison inmates,/ We pray for prisoners around the world,/ asking for their rehabilitation and conversion./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for pilgrims to the Holy Land this week./ For the movement of hearts and minds to growth in Christ./ and for those whose lives in the Holy Land are all struggle and grief./ We pray to the Lord.
The Jewish people celebrate Passover this time of year./ For their peace,/ fidelity and growth in the Covenant God has made with them./ We pray to the Lord.
We entrust our families to the God of blessings at the start of Holy Week./ For the healing of families which are toxic with hate,/ bitter memories,/ wounds and addictions./ We pray to the Lord.
We ask for the gift of a more peaceful world as Easter approaches./ For those to be blessed and encouraged who work for peace,/ justice and reconciliation./ We pray to the Lord.
For the sick and for refugees,/ those who no longer believe,/ the embittered,/ the depressed,/ and for anyone who is away from home./ We pray to the Lord.
And for all who have died/ we ask the promised gift of Easter life/ in all of its healing and joy./ We pray to the Lord.