Aware that signs of the end times are always with us, we pray for awareness of God’s loving presence in the here and now.
For the Church: that we may offer hope and vision to all the human family in times of confusion and chaos, we pray:
For all who are newly elected: that God will guide them in fulfilling their duties and help them to listen and understand the issues burdening the human family, we pray:
For courage to face the future: confident that God makes all things work together, we may approach the future, with both its joy and sorrows, aware that God is always with us and desires to give us fullness of life, we pray:
For the grace of perseverance: that God will strengthen and sustain us to remain faithful in our discipleship in times of trial and distress, we pray:
For all who are experiencing an “end of their world”: For those who have become ill, lost employment, been divorced or who are grieving the death of a loved one: that they may know God’s comforting presence this day and be strengthened by God’s spirit, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including, Colleen Greeley, Jessica La Salle. May God’s healing love touch them and restore them to fullness of life, we pray:
For those who mourn and for those who have died, especially Erwin Zimmer, the husband of Gail Zimmer; Ann Kiley, the sister of John Brezinka. May all who have died be forever held in the loving arms of God, we pray:
God who loves and protects all that is, we pray for hope and perseverance in uncertain times. Let our trust in you keep us calm, unafraid, and focused on being the face of Jesus in the world. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.