Bless those who work to relieve suffering and pain./ Grant insight to those who work to remove the underlying causes of terrorism,/ violence and war./ We pray to the Lord.
Give to the Church shepherds whose leadership springs from the Gospel-way of Jesus/ in humility,/ reconciliation/ and a gentle love for people./ We pray to the Lord.
The Gospel speaks of Jesus as shepherd/ but all the more it speaks of us as his flock./ We pray to live/ not in isolated individualism,/ but in solidarity and communion with each other,/ especially in our great diversity./ We pray to the Lord.
The needs of the world's children must always be up front in our minds and hearts./ And so we pray for them in their weakness,/ vulnerability and fear./ We pray for a world which places the needs of children ahead of everything./ We pray to the Lord.
In our hemisphere/ we have begun to feel a change of season./ And so we ask for Christ to change us:/ building us up in hope,/ courtesy,/ civility and trust./ Heal us where we are pitifully divided and at odds with each other./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the sick,/ mindful of the need for minds,/ souls and relationships to be healed./ For those who care for others at home or professionally,/ and for those who in their illness are left without help./ We pray to the Lord.
For those who are in mourning/ to hear the Easter-Angel's greeting of Christ's Resurrection./ And for those who have died/ to experience heaven's gladness./ We pray to the Lord.