PRIEST: When the storms of life seem to overwhelm us, we turn to the Lord and ask for our
faith to be strengthened.
READER: We pray for the Church throughout the world and Christian communities,
gathered at the Lord’s Table. May we be seen as a place of welcome for people of every
nation, ethnic origin and tradition. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our prayer
In God’s infinite love we have each been called to a journey of faith to come to him when he
calls. We pray that, through the Word of God, we have the courage to step into the unknown.
Lord in your Mercy, Hear our prayer
Let us pray for the world’s leaders and diplomats that they inspire all nations may work
together to end the violence and destruction of lives. May God help us build a world with a
Just Peace and Hope for future generations. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our prayer
Let us pray for all the victims of human trafficking and slavery. May we follow Christ’s
example and do our part in setting them free with compassion and justice. Lord in your
Mercy, Hear our prayer
Let us remember the unemployed, those who have lost the ability to work and so do not have
enough to eat. We pray that the world’s wealth and abundance may be justly shared with all
who are in need. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our prayer
Let us pray for all who are sick and for all who care for them that they may be aware that the
Lord is with them in their troubles. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our prayer
Let us pray for those who have died as a result of illness and those killed through violence and
accident. May they find the fullness of life in Christ. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our prayer
In the silence of our hearts, let us pray for our own families and friends.
Let us ask Mary the Mother of the Lord to pray with us. Hail Mary …
PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God, we give thanks for all the good gifts that you set
before us. Help us to use them wisely and be ready share with all who are in need; we ask this
through Christ our Lord. AMEN.