Celebrant: We are blessed to be called God's chosen people. We bring our needs to the Father who is the source of all goodness.
That the Church may be faithful to Christ's command to make disciples of all nations and may flourish throughout the world, we pray to the Lord.
That bishops and priests may work tirelessly to foster within the hearts of the people a strong love for their faith, we pray to the Lord.
That world leaders may work diligently to promote peace among all nations, we pray to the Lord.
That as the Life of the Trinity fills God's People, they may, as the People of Life, bring about a new respect and protection of every human being's right to life, we pray to the Lord.
That every member of our parish family may respond generously to sharing their God-given gifts and talents in the work of God's kingdom, we pray to the Lord.
That those who have died, especially those in the military who gave their lives in service to this country, may experience the everlasting peace of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we pray to the Lord.
Celebrant: Heavenly Father, hear and answer the prayers which we place before you this day. We ask these things through your Son Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.