At the start of Holy Week/ we pray for those who will pilgrim to Jerusalem/ asking for this to be a peaceful and prayerful time of year./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the world where there is great suffering this week:/ the terrorist attacks in London and Russia,/ the deadly mudslide in Mocoa, Colombia,/ the chemical warfare against civilians in Syria./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for a world that does nothing to harm children,/ but which will welcome them,/ love and protect them./ And for all who work for the welfare of children./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray to be enduring and blessed this last week of Lent,/ asking for growth in goodness,/ knowledge and unity./ We pray to the Lord.
Approaching Easter/ we pray for the conversion of those who carry killing in their hearts,/ lies,/ greed,/ injustice and the abuses of power./ We pray to the Lord.
Grant strength and comfort to the sick,/ assistance and care for those who are alone in their struggle./ For those who are filled with grief at the loss of loved ones/ remembering especially those who mourn children./ We pray to the Lord.
And as we hear of so much pain and wrong-doing,/ we pray for ourselves and our families not to succumb to indifference./ We pray to the Lord.