As November begins/ we pray for all who celebrate birthdays,/ anniversaries and other days of remembrance,/ asking for the blessings of peace,/ good health and safety./
Marking the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation,/ Pope Francis has asked for the healing of memories,/ the forgiveness of sins/ and that we would forge ahead towards unity with Lutherans./ We ask for these efforts to be fruitful and sustained./ We pray to the Lord.
Our country will need a very deep purification and healing after Election Day./ We pray that we would love each other well./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for Christians who are impatient to be perfect/ and for anyone who is angry with God or the Church./ For people who carry the injury and sadness of past hurts/ and for anyone we need to forgive./ We pray to the Lord.
We entrust our deepest longings to God's care,/ asking for clarity,/ strength/ and patience./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for seminarians,/ priests and deacons,/ who are discouraged,/ feeling lost or empty,/ tired/ or even unbelieving./ For the restoration of joy and hope./ We pray to the Lord.
We remember those who are chronically or terminally ill./ For those whose health is frail or failing/ and for those who care for them./ And we pray for all the dead:/ fulfill their desire to know you/ who has created and loved us./ We pray to the Lord.