Let us pray now for ourselves and for all who are in need of shepherding.
For the Church, that we may hear the voice of Christ and follow Jesus to fuller life and loving service, we pray:
For those who are perishing through sickness, depression, or hopelessness, may they be strengthened by the care and nearness of the Good Shepherd, we pray:
For the grace of discernment, that we may recognize the voice of the Lord in our lives and distinguish it from the many other sounds which demand our time and attention, we pray:
For the children receiving First Communion this week: that they may grow in their faith and their awareness of God’s love for them, we pray:
For all Mothers and for those who have shown us a mother’s love: that God will bless them with health, happiness, and peace of heart, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including Susan Swanton, and Mary Jane Franzen. May they feel the Good Shepherd’s healing touch, we pray:
For all who mourn the death of a loved one, may they find comfort in the joy of Jesus’ resurrection, we pray:
Loving God, you shepherd your people with unfailing care. Hear our prayers that one day we might enjoy eternal life with you. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.