On Good Shepherd Sunday/ we pray to know the tenderness of Jesus,/ and for our own lives to be characterized by compassion,/ awareness,/ gentle and patient love./ We pray to the Lord.
Pope Francis has trips pending to Sarajevo,/ Ecuador,/ Bolivia,/ Paraguay,/ Uganda,/ Central African Republic,/ Cuba and the United States./ We pray for his safe-keeping and good health./ We pray to the Lord.
Last week/ seven hundred Libyan migrants drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy./ We pray for the troubled African continent/ and for the conversion for those who by greed/ cause suffering and sorrow./ We pray to the Lord.
Spiritual tensions beset us each day as we set out in prayer./ We pray to keep our hearts and minds fixed on Jesus/ and to be upheld in our love for him./ We pray to the Lord.
We remember in our prayer prisoners and for their reform./ We pray too for refugees/ and those who help people trapped in poverty,/ disaster/ and global conflicts./ We pray to the Lord.
Always we pray for the world's children,/ asking blessings for the littlest who are waiting to be born,/ sick children,/ child soldiers,/ young girls and boys who are sexually exploited or trafficked./ For those who do evil things which frighten and harm children./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who have died,/ asking for them to experience an eternity of gladness before the face of Jesus-Risen./ We pray to the Lord.