For the Church: that we may sincerely seek to love both God and others so that the reign of God may draw near, we pray to the Lord.
That we may always love our neighbor as ourselves, seeing the face of Jesus in all of our fellow men and women, we pray to the Lord.
For our country and her leaders as we approach this mid-term election; for all U.S. citizens that they may vote mindful of their responsibility to care for their neighbor and to promote the common good, we pray, we pray to the Lord.
That our community may recognize in a stranger a neighbor who is worthy of our love and reach out in generosity and kindness, we pray to the Lord.
For all who are seeking God: that they may experience a deep and loving relationship with God and come to know that they are a beloved child of God, we pray to the Lord.
For the poor, the sick, and the homebound: that we may generously assist them and offer encouragement and support to them, we pray to the Lord.
For all victims of violence, particularly in our nation: that they may know God’s life giving presence with them, we pray to the Lord.
For all who are discerning their direction in life: that God will inspire all who are making vocational decisions and give them courage to follow God’s invitation, we pray to the Lord.
For the healing and support of all victims and survivors of clergy abuse, we pray to the Lord.
The bishops of our nation are joining in seven days of prayer and fasting prior to their general assembly this month: For the Holy Spirit’s guidance of our bishops in responding to the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse in the Church, we pray to the Lord.
For all who have died, particularly our family and friends who have died during this past year, especially Bob Shay, brother of Carol Sheldon: that they may live in the light and peace of God’s presence forever, 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.