For the whole church: that we may be a community always open to God’s call and willing to respond wholeheartedly, we pray to the Lord.
For those whose lives are too chaotic to hear God’s call, especially those suffering from illness, violence, loss or depression, we pray to the Lord.
For those who do not believe God calls them because they feel unworthy, unprepared or too ordinary, we pray to the Lord.
For those unable to discern God’s will for them, that we may provide assurance, clarity, companionship or a willing shoulder or ear, we pray to the Lord.
For this community called by Christ to follow him and to serve one another; and for those among and beyond us needing to be served, loved and cared for, we pray to the Lord.
For the healing of the human family: that the Spirit of God will heal the wounds of prejudice and racism, and build communities of trust and justice, we pray to the Lord.
For the leaders of government: that God will awaken within their hearts insights into the deepest needs of those whom they serve and help them develop policies that will promote the common good, we pray to the Lord.
For greater respect for human life: that God will bring forth a greater appreciation of the gift of human life within all hearts and give wisdom to those who are faced with difficult decisions, we pray to the Lord.
For all who are suffering from the cold and storms: that God will ease their pain, send favorable weather and give strength to all who must work in the elements, we pray to the Lord.
For our beloved dead, especially Dennis Lunn, brother of Bob Lunn, and for Norma Shay, mother of Carol Sheldon: may they know eternal peace, we pray to the Lord.
For the intentions in our parish book of prayer and for the intentions of our hearts, we pray to the Lord.