November 5 and 6

Lord Jesus, we pray for Pope Francis.  May he be strengthened for the work you have called him to do, and through the work of the synod may church leaders be inspired to welcome everyone.

Lord Jesus, during Black Catholic History month guide your church to look for you in all people. Help us to be inspired by, and follow in the footsteps of, St. Martin de Porres and all our black saints.

Lord Jesus, we pray for equity and justice as we exercise our right to vote for political leaders in this fractured society.

Lord Jesus, we pray for an end to the violence that is killing our youth. Guide and protect them in the streets, at home and school, and in their gatherings.

Lord Jesus, we pray for your people who are suffering in body, mind, or soul. Comfort the grieving, and welcome into your kingdom our beloved deceased.

Sheila Sharpe