For Christ’s Holy Church, that she may be a beacon calling all to the fullness of truth, let us pray to the Lord.
For our political leaders, that the recognition that what is good for the family is good for the country may guide them in their work, let us pray to the Lord.
For the community of Ferguson and for all communities throughout the world suffering from unrest, that a spirit of peace and reconciliation can bring healing, let us pray to the Lord.
For those throughout the world suffering persecution, especially the community of Christians in Iraq, let us pray to the Lord.
For our service men and women in the armed forces, that God may protect them and watch over them always, 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.