For the Church: that we may deepen our relationship with Christ, experience God’s unbounded love for us and give witness to God’s love by performing deeds of light, we pray to the Lord.
For the grace of transformation: that God will lead us from the comfort of darkness and selfishness and enable us to live in freedom as children of the light, we pray to the Lord.
For a greater realization of God’s goodness: that we may recognize everything as a gift and open our hearts to the many gifts God wants to give us, we pray to the Lord.
For the gift of hope: that we may not grow discouraged as we encounter violence, greed, and abuse but courageously give witness to God’s mercy and compassion which seeks to save everyone, we pray to the Lord.
For Pope Francis on the anniversary of his election as pope: that God will sustain him in his ministry, inspire his teaching, and help him to lead the church to greater faith and love, we pray to the Lord.
For all experiencing persecution, particularly the Christians of the Middle East: that God will preserve them from harm, give them strength and help them to witness to God’s love and faithfulness, we pray to the Lord.
For members of the administration and the Congress: that God will give them wisdom in addressing the issues of violence and school safety, we pray to the Lord.
For students on spring break: that God will keep them safe, refresh their spirits and help them to make good and prudent choices, we pray to the Lord.
For all who are suffering, for those who lack food, shelter, healthcare or safety: that God will sustain them and move the hearts of many to assist them, we pray to the Lord.
For our beloved dead, may they know the joy of the resurrection, 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.