For Pope Francis and all the leaders of our Church, that they may be blessed with courage and resolve in guiding the Church ever closer to the Kingdom, we pray to the Lord.
For those who serve in public office, that they may be sensitive to the needs of the poor, the homeless, the unemployed, and all those who lack what we take for granted, we pray to the Lord.
For those who speak out against injustice in the spirit of prophets like Jeremiah, that they may be kept safe from harm and hopelessness, we pray to the Lord.
For an end to gun violence of all kinds in our country, and for victims and those who mourn them, we pray to the Lord.
For all who are undergoing trials or hardships, that they may not grow weary or lose heart, we pray to the Lord.
For a spirit of collaboration: that we may support and encourage one another each day so that we may persevere in our journey of faith, we pray to the Lord.
For a spirit of gratitude: that we may appreciate all the gifts that God has given us, we pray to the Lord.
For all teachers and administrators as they prepare for the coming school year: that God will give them wisdom, patience and understanding for each of the students with whom they will work this year, we pray to the Lord.
For young people who are heading off to college, particularly those going away for the first time: that God will guide them as they adapt to being on their own and help them to make wise decisions and many new friends, we pray to the Lord.
For all who work in public safety: that God will guide them in their service and protect them from all harm, we pray to the Lord.
For all who have died, that God will open wide the door for them and welcome them to the eternal banquet of heaven, 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.