Celebrant: Confident of our covenant with God and our unity with our brothers and sisters, we present these prayers before God's throne.
That the Church continue to guide and teach us in faith, and be a living witness to the compassionate love of God, we pray to the Lord.
That leaders of nations may protect the rights of all in their care and lead all in the ways of peace, we pray to the Lord.
That families will be filled with the graces that flow from marriage and parenthood, and become true sanctuaries of life, we pray to the Lord.
That the gifts of nature, as expressed through the animals who serve our needs and the pets we enjoy, may lead us closer to the Creator of all life, we pray to the Lord.
That those who suffer in body and spirit may experience the presence of our compassionate God in their moments of loneliness, we pray to the Lord.
That our beloved dead may be greeted by God's loving mercy, we pray to the Lord.
God of love, draw us always to You, so that we may imitate your love and compassionate care for those in need. We ask this through Christ our Lord.