My Lord and my God,
This morning my heart has been heavy...
so I pray
for those who do not yet know You - come to them
for those who think they know You better than another - show them more of You
for those who are hurting this morning - ease their pain
for those who are lost - bring them home
for those who are grieving - comfort them
for those who are lost - guide them with your truth
for those who have no one to pray for them - show them your mercies
for those who would hurt others - change their hearts
for those who think things should be easier - remind us how easy it was for Jesus
for our young people immersed in a dark culture - call them to Your light
for Francis and all the priests and bishops - guide them with Your Spirit
for Your Church all over the world - lead us to love as You do
LORD, in Your mercy - hear our prayer.