For the Church: that we may be empowered by the Spirit to continue the mission of Jesus in bringing hope to the burdened, freedom and forgiveness to sinners, and new life to all who long for a new beginning, we pray to the Lord.
For a renewal of the gifts of the Spirit in our lives: that we may recognize and put into practice all the gifts that we have been given so that the Body of Christ may be strong in serving the reign of God, we pray to the Lord.
For a Spirit of unity in the human family: that God will destroy all the divisions that separate peoples, help us recognize one another as sisters and brothers, and guide us in working together against evil, we pray to the Lord.
For the Spirit of healing: that God will touch all who are burdened with illness or injury, renew their lives, and restore them to wholeness, we pray to the Lord.
For a Spirit of forgiveness: that God will break the bonds of resentment and vengeance that hold our hearts, and free us to forgive as we have been forgiven by God, we pray to the Lord.
For a Spirit of justice in the world: that those who are poor, who have experienced abuse, or who are refugees may know freedom, relief from oppression, and their dignity as daughters and sons of God, we pray to the Lord.
For elected officials: that the Spirit will inspire their service, give them insight into the issues before them and wisdom to address them, we pray to the Lord.
For all who are recovering from tornadoes and floods: that God will give them strength, renew their spirits, and guide them in restoring their lives, we pray to the Lord.
For those who have died, that they will experience the fullness of joy in the presence of the risen Lord, 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.