Grant that in all the religious activity of the Church/ we would be inwardly transformed in our lovelessness,/ indecision and coldness,/ and be renewed in the joy of the Gospel./ We pray to the Lord.
Always we pray for children./ For the children who are poorly parent-ed./ For children who are refugees,/ abandoned,/ sick or afraid./ We pray to the Lord.
Even a pope has enemies./ Bless Pope Francis with safety and good health./ Sustain him in the joy our world so needs to witness./ We pray to the Lord.
Guard our loved ones:/ family and friends./ Build them up in faith,/ hope and charity/ and give them all they need for salvation./ We pray to the Lord.
In our hemisphere/ by now the leaves are mostly fallen from the trees./ That we would drop all hatred and resentment/ and cultivate a more peaceable,/ compassionate and kindly spirit./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for rescuers/ and those who work in hospitals,/ hospices,/ nursing homes and clinics./ Bless them for their generosity/ and give to the sick the reassurance of your close presence and care./ We pray to the Lord.
Give comfort and peace to the dying/ and healing and light to those departed from us/ but not from you./ We pray to the Lord.