Let us pray now for ourselves, our own families, and families across the world.
For members of the community of the church, the family of God, we pray:
For the people of the world, the family of humanity, we pray:
For families suffering loss, division, or hardship, we pray:
For families separated by distance or military service, we pray:
For those who serve families in crisis, we pray:
For ourselves gathered here, the parish family, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Florence Smid. May they be blessed and healed in this coming new year, we pray:
For those who have died, especially, Robin Niemi, the sister in law of Marian and Steve Wilk, and for all our beloved dead and the families that mourn their passing, we pray:
Good and gracious God, watch over and protect us and our homes. Strengthen the love which unites families in peace and joy. We pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.