Loving God, we pray for our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and for the universal Church that the Good News of Jesus Christ is proclaimed to the ends of the earth.

We pray for all refugees, at our country’s borders, and throughout the world.  May we find the way to welcome them and offer them hope for their futures.

Loving God, may we recognize your face in all who are suffering from global poverty.  Give us compassion and wisdom to recognize its causes and work for its elimination.

We pray for the homeless, for those suffering from neglect or abuse, and for all the sick.  May they know the healing power of your love and mercy.

Loving God, we pray for all who are close to death, that you free them from fear and give them deep confidence in your love.  May all our deceased loved ones rejoice in the dwelling you have prepared for them.

Sheila Sharpe

Peg McFadden