Priest: We have listened to the word of God. Let us now ask God to listen to us, to bless our words of prayer which we offer for the people of the world.
- For leaders of Church and state for heads of institutions, for heads of homes and households, that they will lead us and guide us in the search for God and the good life, in the search for peace and joy, in the search for love among us - - let us pray to the Lord.
For all married people: for those who married yesterday, for the new couple N. and N., married today, for those who will marry tomorrow, that they may savor the joy of being together, warm love, and children, a long life, wine, and friends, and a new day, every day - - let us pray to the Lord.
- For all young single people who look forward to a vocation full of life and full of love - - let us pray to the Lord.
- For the lonely old and the lonely young, for the hungry rich and hungry poor, for the sick in body, mind, and spirit, for the weakness in all of us - - let us pray to the Lord.
- For our relatives and friends who walk with us on life’s journey and for those who have gone before us to the other side of life. For the fulfillment of all their unfulfilled desires - - let us pray to the Lord.
Priest: These are our words of prayer today for ourselves and all human beings. Tomorrow there will be others. Lord God the beloved of humankind who has first loved us, give our words by your listening to the power of your word so that all things may be accomplished
sweetly and gently for the happiness of all. Through Christ our Lord.