The deep wound of racism still festers in our country./ With Saint Francis we pray:/ Where there is hatred, let me sow love./ We pray to the Lord.
Tuesday is the Feast of the First Martyrs of the Early Roman Church./ We pray for Christians who are struggling and suffering today in many countries around the world./ We pray to the Lord.
In the Heart of Jesus we see the Heart of God./ As June draws to a close/ we pray for Christ-hearts that are open and inclusive signs of Christ's salvation for all./ We pray to the Lord.
Mindful of the parishioners at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston/ who held their bible class in the same room where a week prior nine of their fellows were killed,/ we ask to be made steady and persevering./ We pray to the Lord.
For those who daily struggle with special needs,/ war injuries,/ chronic sickness,/ fatigue,/ emotional instability and anxieties./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for our families everywhere:/ for displaced persons and those who are traumatized by hazards and troubles./ We pray to the Lord.
For those who are asleep in death to arise,/ like the little girl in today's gospel,/ asking for them to see first/ the bright and joyful face of Jesus./ We pray to the Lord.