This Sunday/ we ask for spiritual sight/ which is able to detect our own failures and hard-heartedness/ leading to repentance/ which is a change of life-direction./ We pray to the Lord.
Tuesday is the Feast of Saint Patrick:/ that we would honor the Holy Trinity/ which Patrick taught/ and live in God's inner community/ where we discover all of humanity gathered in love./ We pray to the Lord.
On our way to Easter/ we pray for those who will be baptized soon,/ flooded with the gift of God's new life./ And for the deepening of our own baptismal life./ We pray to the Lord.
We witness new manifestations of stiff-necked, racial divisions and hatred in our country./ We ask for new hearts that recognize God's love for each of us/ and all of us./ We pray to the Lord.
Where loss,/ deprivation and loneliness/ have stolen away hope,/ we ask for the restoration of meaning and joy./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the sick,/ the hospitalized,/ those in hospice,/ prison,/ or refugee camps./ We pray for those awaiting rescue or help./ We pray to the Lord.
Finally we pray for those who have died to be welcomed into God's land of light,/ and for those whose violence undervalues or destroys life./ We pray to the Lord.