Jesus has spoken of the gift of courage when we are faced with difficulties or opposition, a courage which sustains us with hope-filled life.
- We pray for Pope Francis in his mission to affirm the dignity and worth of every person, that his love for the oppressed and poor will echo in our hearts, and be reflected in our words and actions. Christ, hear us. Grant this, Almighty God.
- We pray for those whose lives are threatened because of their faith in Jesus, that they will hold fast to him who never deserts his people. Christ, hear us. Grant this, Almighty God.
- We pray for those affected by the forest fires in Portugal, the famine in East Africa, the wars in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan, and terrorist attacks in Europe, that relief, peace will swiftly come and harmony will be restored to all. Christ, hear us. Grant this, Almighty God.
- We pray for those who have died that they may enter the presence of their Father in heaven. We remember Maureen Campbell, Joe Conetta, Tricia Connolly, James Docherty, Catherine Cuthbertson, Jean Millar, Catherine Charlick, Placido Sturniolo, James McGroary, Phyllis Ellis and those who lost their lives in the landslide in the Sichuan Province of China. Christ, hear us. Grant this, Almighty God.
- Let us pray to our Lady of Paisley for Bishop Keenan: Hail Mary….
Lord God, we know that your love never fails and that you constantly surround us with your kindness. Be with all who are afraid at this moment and sustain them in their trials. Through Christ our Lord.