We pray that we, the earthly part of the Church, may always reflect the living presence of Christ among us, in our liturgy and in our daily living.
We pray for guidance in our world as we work out policies and target needs, and misunderstand one another’s cultures and get carried away with excesses and the taste of power.
We pray that our waking, working, eating, relaxing and sleeping may become a pattern coloured and lit by God’s love; may our homes reflect it, our places of work be energised by it, and our relationships glow with it.
To those who are losing heart we pray that the Lord may give his heavenly encouragement and patience; to the young and vulnerable give his heavenly protection; to the ill and the damaged give his heavenly healing and inner peace, as he touches our lives.
Knowing that physical death is not the end of life, but the beginning of a new dimension, we recall our loved ones who have died and commend them to God’s eternal keeping.
Published on: 09-11-2019