|Leaf Mustard in the Green Time|
In the raising of the widow's son at Nain/ we witness and pray to share the Lord's awareness,/ his compassion and generous call to life./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for Pope Francis in this June-month of the Sacred Heart./ And for Christians everywhere to know and extend the love of Christ to a wearied world./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who work difficult jobs in the care of the elderly,/ the sick and the needy./ And for teachers and students as their school year comes to a close./ We pray to the Lord.
As we return to the green time in the liturgical year,/ we ask for the green-ing of peace where there is terrorism,/ war,/ argument and division./ We pray to the Lord.
We ask blessings for our Sunday worship/ and that of church-goers around the world./ For our prayer to be attentive and heart-felt./ And for communities whose churches have been destroyed or closed./ We pray to the Lord.
Grant a national restoration/ as in this political time we see ourselves taken down to a very low human place./ We ask for leadership that is wise/ and committed to what is best for all./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who are trapped and exploited in wars,/ especially mindful of children,/ the elderly and those who are weak and left behind./ We pray too for those who have died this week and for those who take life./ We pray to the Lord.