Today is Mother's Day./ We pray for mothers all around the world/ mindful of mothers who are struggling in sorrow and anxiety./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the world's children/ asking peace for those lands where people have never known peace./ We pray to the Lord.
Calling to mind the names of our friends and families/ we ask for safety and good health/ and all that is needed for salvation in this life and in the life to come./ We pray to the Lord.
It is the green time of year in our hemisphere./ For a fresh desire to bring about the common good:/ what is best for all of us on this earth and indeed/ for the protection and welfare of the planet itself./ We pray to the Lord.
Ascension Thursday is celebrated this week:/ Christ returns to the Father in his Risen body./ We pray for our minds to ascend with him/ to the higher things of mercy,/ justice and un-selfishness./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who are ill,/ the wounded,/ the neglected/ and those whose minds are sick with anger,/ hatred and violence./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the Risen-Christ to escort all who have died into the inner life of the Holy Trinity,/ mindful of those who have died recently in Nepal's earthquake/ and in wars and terrorist acts this week./ We pray to the Lord.