For the Church: that God will heal our deafness so that we may hear God’s invitations to service and recognize the cry of those who are suffering, we pray to the Lord.
For a spirit of listening: that God will free us from the noise that blocks our ability to hear the Word of God and the distractions that obscure the hopes that God has placed within our hearts, we pray to the Lord.
For a deepening of compassion: that we may feel the pain and the longings of the poor, the physically and mentally challenged, and of the marginalized of our society so that we may journey with them in faith, we pray to the Lord.
For all who have experienced abuse, discrimination or hatred: that God will heal their pain and renew their spirits, we pray to the Lord.
For all world leaders: that they recognize the dignity of all people regardless of status, wealth, or social position and seek to meet the basic needs of every person, we pray to the Lord.
For all who have fled their homes because of persecution or violence: that God will lead them to safety, bring an end to violence and guide them in finding new communities to call home, we pray to the Lord.
For our young people, that the Holy Spirit will provide them with wisdom, courage, and the desire to accept God’s plan for their lives, as it is revealed to each of them, we pray to the Lord.
For our beloved dead, that they may share in the eternal life that Jesus promised, 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.