For Pope Francis, all bishops, priests, deacons and religious:
May, through the holy spirit, they boldly lead the Church to believe and celebrate the Risen Christ… We pray to the Lord.
For Peace in our Country:
May God’s healing speed the recovery of those injured in acts of violence and may the Risen Lord speed the rebuilding of lives… We pray to the Lord.
For all recovering from natural disasters, especially in the Nepal earthquake:
May God heal their wounds, give them strength in their pain, and touch many hearts to assist them… We pray to the Lord.
For those in our Parish who feel cut off from friends or family:
May the Risen Lord guide them to new connections in their lives and help us to offer them love and acceptance… We pray to the Lord.
For all who dedicate their lives to protect us:
May they understand the love we have for them and may we appreciate the importance of their service, especially in these trying times… We pray to the Lord.