In the month of May/ the Church celebrates Mary in her contemplative faith./ We ask for our prayer to be strengthened/ and our believing/ when faith and hope are tested./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the peace of nations/ and for a new willingness to resolve global problems fairly and honestly./ We ask for leaders to put aside pride,/ vanity/ and a desire to be remembered as powerful and famous./ We pray to the Lord.
So much of the world remains poor because of human selfishness,/ corruption,/ exploitation and greed./ We ask for the conversion of hearts./ We pray to the Lord.
For every child to be welcomed,/ wanted and loved./ For the children who are left without security,/ food,/ education or health care./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those preparing for marriage,/ for the safety of travelers,/ for students as the academic year draws to a close,/ for the sick and those who help them./ We pray to the Lord.
The people of Nepal have suffered another great earthquake this week./ We pray for this suffering nation:/ for rescuers,/ for the injured,/ the homeless and helpless./ We pray to the Lord.
And for all who have died/ to be taken up into the place of forgiveness,/ healing and joy./ We pray to the Lord.