We pray for Pope Francis as he prepares to release his encyclical on the global climate./ Already bitter voices are raised against him and what he might say to us./ For the rediscovery of docility in our often fearful and angry world./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the nations of the world and for those in government who propose to lead./ We pray for those in every society who are forgotten, of no importance,/ unsupported,/ unprotected./ We pray to the Lord.
There are presently many wars are being fought around the world,/ all of which impact terribly on children./ We pray for them: children who are refugees,/ wounded,/ fearful,/ out of school,/ damaged emotionally./ We pray to the Lord.
As human persons/ existing alongside angels,/ We ask that our worship would be authentic,/ heart-felt and free./ We pray to the Lord.
In the Easter time we pray for unity in the Church/ that we would keep our hearts fixed on Jesus-Risen/ asking to know how we might serve him truly./ We pray to the Lord.
In the Springtime of our hemisphere/ we pray for those who have no experience of joy:/ for families trapped in argument and violence,/ for the elderly who are forgotten,/ for those who are active in addictions,/ for those who suffer chronic pain or sickness./ We pray to the Lord.
And finally we pray at Easter/ for those who have died to know the joy of being greeted by the bright face of the Resurrected Jesus./ We pray to the Lord.