We pray for Pope Francis and all whom he inspires to care for the earth, that Laudato si’ Week (22-29 May) will strengthen our shared resolve to work for climate justice.
We pray for peace in every land, especially in places of entrenched and brutal warfare, that the trauma suffered by ordinary people will come to a merciful end.
We pray for the many peoples afflicted by famine or food insecurity, that their plight will move the international community to effect a just sharing of resources.
We pray for women and girls denied freedom and education by oppressive regimes, that they will stay strong in their struggle for human rights.
We pray for the First Peoples of Australia, that Sorry Day (26 May), National Reconciliation Week (27 May-3 June) and the Uluru Statement from the Heart will renew their hope for a better future.
We pray for all who are providing or receiving palliative care, that this service of compassion will bear witness to the dignity of every human person.
We pray for our parish community, that together we will keep the word of God and be taught by the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.