Whenever our attention has wondered from his calling, whenever we have fallen short of his will for us, and failed to keep the spirit of his law of love, we pray that the Father may forgive us and transform us, so that we walk again the path that leads to life.
Wherever the Church is asked to give leadership on sensitive issues; whenever the current world expectations of behaviour need to be challenged in the light of God’s love, we pray for the wisdom and guidance we need.
Whenever our homes are lacking in love and mutual respect, whenever destructive relationships cause distress and heartache, and whenever people are made to feel they don’t matter, may the Lord give new realisation of his ways and his hopes for us so that his kingdom may come and his will be done.
Whenever there is illness, unhappiness, injustice or fear; whenever people feel frustrated, imprisoned or trapped; may the Lord give us a greater sense of loving community, a heart to put right whatever we can and the willingness to stand alongside one another in our sorrows.
Whenever earthly lives have come to an end, and people are grieving the loss of their loved ones, may the Father fill these places with the eternal peace of his presence; and prepare us all through our lives on this earth for everlasting life with him in heaven.
Published on: 15-02-2020