Pray with Pope Francis:
That governments may foster the protection
of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts
of those who are being tested by pain and sickness
A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
Heavenly Father, Your Son taught us
"Blessed are the Peacemakers for
they shall be called Children of God"
At this hour, we fervently pray
that Your Holy Spirit may
inspire men and women
in Ukraine to become Peacemakers.
May they seek reconciliation
and dialogue and end
the violent confrontation and killing.
May they restore tranquility
to their nation
and restore human rights,
and religious liberty
to their troubled land.
God, our Father, we beseech You
to comfort the suffering, heal the
wounded and accept the souls of the
departed into Your Heavenly Kingdom.
And may the Most Holy
Mother of God, extend her
Blessed Mantle of Protection
And may each of us always
live our lives
as instruments of Your Peace.
Let us pray:
For Francis our Pope, Paul our Bishop, James our pastor and all the clergy, with the people entrusted to their charge.
For those who hold public office and those who assist them in promoting the common good.
For those who travel by sea, land, or air, for captives and all held in prison.
For the elderly and sick of our parish that they may be strengthened by our love of them as brothers and sisters.