For Christ’s Holy Church, that she may always be an effective witness to the love of God, 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 sojourner and stranger, for the immigrant, for the poor and the marginalized, and for the homeless, that they may be met with hands and hearts open in friendship, let us pray to the Lord.
For an increase of vocations to the ministerial priesthood, the permanent diaconate, and to religious life, 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.