Celebrant: The saints had complete confidence in God's power to meet all their needs. Let us have that same confidence as we now present our needs before His throne.
That in union with all the saints, the Church on earth may be a faithful bride and servant of her Lord Jesus Christ, bearing faithful witness to his Gospel, we pray to the Lord.
That following the example of the saints, the spiritual leaders of the Church may seek God's kingdom above everything else, and be inspiring witnesses of a holy life, we pray to the Lord.
That seeking the wisdom of the saints, government leaders may put their own interests aside and make whatever sacrifices are necessary to serve those who elected them, we pray to the Lord.
That relying on the prayers of the saints, we may work for justice for all the poor, the oppressed, and the unborn, whose most basic rights are denied, we pray to the Lord.
That learning from the suffering of the saints, all who are ill may grow in their trust of the God who brings us consolation in all our trials, we pray to the Lord.
That longing to be with the saints, those who have died may be gathered into the heavenly kingdom, we pray to the Lord.
Celebrant: God of holiness, we thank you for the example of the saints. May their teaching and witness make us always faithful to you, in times of prosperity and in times of need. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.