Iranian President, Rouhani,/ visited the Vatican this week/ asking Pope Francis for prayers at their meeting's end./ We join the pope in his prayer for world leaders,/ asking for them to be agents of justice,/ reconciliation and healing./ We pray to the Lord.
Tuesday is the Feast of the Presentation in the Temple./ We pray to know Christ in his light,/ scattering and illumining what is dark within each of us./ We pray to the Lord.
Pope Francis will visit Sweden in October/ to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation./ Guide the Church/ and heal the wounds of suspicion,/ division and contention./ We pray to the Lord.
Lent begins shortly./ Bless our efforts/ and bring us to an Easter of joyful renewal./ We pray to the Lord.
Take charge of hearts that are adrift in hate,/ ignorance and selfishness,/ Make strong those who are struggling to hold onto hope and happiness./ We pray to the Lord.
Restore families separated by war and disaster,/ comfort and heal the children traumatized by terror./ Bless those who are trying to help./ We pray to the Lord.
Give new strength,/ resolve and confidence to the sick and those who are suffering./ And to those who have died/ give the fullness of life you have promised./ We pray to the Lord.