We pray for those who live in storms of sadness,/inner conflict and emotional imbalance;/ storms of divorce and bankruptcy,/ war,/ illness and loss./ We ask for the restoration of balance,/ clarity and calm./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for fathers around the world today:/ asking strength,/ renewal/ and blessings for fathers who are up against fearsome challenges,/ inner damage and disadvantage./ We pray to the Lord.
Parts of the world are flooded with huge numbers of refugees fleeing in fear for their lives./ We pray for them/ and blessings for the countries and peoples who are welcoming and caring for them./ We pray to the Lord.
There are already many who are declared candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election./ We ask for them to be honest men and women who will help the world to develop peacefully/ and not to become lost in contention and rancor./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for our country and those others which are resource elites/ and for the turning of the national heart to the reverent protection and care of our vulnerable planet./ We pray to the Lord.
For the safety of summer travelers/ for those who are marrying,/ giving birth or having surgeries this week./ For the strengthening of the sick and those who tend to them./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray finally for those who are dying without loved one or friend./ And we prayerfully call to mind those who have gone ahead of us in death/ aware that many die suddenly,/ by violence or neglect./ We pray to the Lord.