We pray for the Church, the Body of Christ, with all its collected gifts and weaknesses; may we receive the grace to recognise that in the Spirit we are one, and curb in us all tendency to division.
We pray for the world in all its beauty and richness; may we have the desire and the generosity of spirit to share our planet’s food and resources, to care for its people’s well-being, and to foster peace and justice for all.
We pray for those we love – those we see each day and those we miss; may we cherish one another as we live the loving way of your commands.
We pray for all victims of selfish or violent acts, and for those whose lives are trapped in sin. We pray for all whose bodies and minds have difficulty functioning. May we be more sensitive to their needs.
We pray for those who have died and for those who miss their physical presence. May the Lord have mercy on them; may they, and we in our turn, rest in the peace of God’s enfolding love.
Published on: 05-03-2021