For the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, that she may unite all people of good will in one communion of truth and charity, let us pray to the Lord.
For our leaders in local, state, and national government, that a firm dedication to the common good and a special focus on the needs of the poor and marginalized may guide them in their work, let us pray to the Lord.
For the sick and sorrowful; for those who mourn; and for those who suffer spiritual or physical oppression, that they may find comfort in the embrace of Christ’s love and mercy, let us pray to the Lord.
For the sojourner and stranger among us, that we may see in each other the presence of Christ, let us pray to the Lord.
For our soldiers and sailors in the armed forces, that all may return home in safety, let us pray to the Lord.
For vocations to the priesthood, permanent diaconate, and to religious life, let us pray to the Lord.
And for a respect for all human persons from conception until a natural death, and for an increased awareness of the dignity of the human person, created in the likeness and image of God, let us pray to the Lord.