We bring to the Lord the Church in all its richness and all its need; all its diversity and all its division. May he give us a fresh understanding of what it means to live in him; may all of us celebrate the reality of his presence among us, filling us with new life and new hope.
We bring to the Lord all those areas of our lives and our world where there is confusion and bewilderment; may he help us to go beyond our doubts and insecurity, and to experience the joy of his peace.
We bring to the Lord our homes and families, and all the joys and sorrows of our relationships. We ask him to be with us in all we say and do.
We bring to the Lord those whom life has damaged, and all who find it difficult to trust in him; may he give them refreshment and hope, comfort, healing and inner serenity.
We bring to the Lord those who approach death with great fear and those who die unprepared to meet him. May he have mercy on us all, forgive us all that is past and gather us into his everlasting kingdom of peace and joy.
Published on: 17-04-2020