|English Daisy ~ Mary Love|
Today is Orthodox Easter./ For the safeguarding of Eastern Christians/ and for their growth in Christ./ And for our divisions to heal well by love./ We pray to the Lord.
May is Mary's Month./ We ask for the gift of her pride-defeating humility/ and that our prayer would be bold and confident,/ as was hers./ We pray to the Lord.
Especially mindful of the children who have been robbed of safety and joy,/ we pray for the strengthening of all who are losing hope/ and consolation for those who are heart-sick./ We pray to the Lord.
As Earth Day was observed last week,/ we pray for our stressed planet,/ and that we might follow more closely Christ's mandate to own little./ We pray to the Lord.
As May begins we pray for those who keep birthdays,/ anniversaries and other days of remembrance./ We pray for those who will receive their First Communion,/ or who will be confirmed, / ordained or married./ We pray to the Lord.
For the poor who are unable to pull themselves up./ For those whose lives are ruined by fighting,/ hatred or disaster./ We ask endurance for peacemakers and healers./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who are overwhelmed by sickness or special needs./ For travelers,/ care-providers and the unemployed./ And for those who have died to see Jesus/ in the brightness of his Resurrection./ We pray to the Lord.