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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Eucharist at the canonization of Frei Galvão in São Paulo, Brazil on 11 May 2007    
(photo credit  Fabio Pozzebom/ABr - Agência Brasil;)


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  • Prayer for Peace in Styria
    We have been crying to you for peace in Syria; for an end to killing and despair, an end to hostilities on all sides.
    We cry to you for humanitarian aid to reach those most in need. We beseech you for the rebuilding of ruined homes, businesses and communities.
    We long for the repairing of the breach and the restoration of streets where your children may dwell in harmony.
    We cry out that justice, truth and love may prevail for all the people of Syria. We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Prayers for Yummy Sandifer, Dantrell Davis, Ryan Harris, Eric Morse, Derrion Albert, Blair Holt, Jonylah Watkins,
    and the hundreds of other children murdered and whom continue to be murdered in Chicago

    O God, we pray for those who have been murdered on the streets of our city.
    We commit to your loving care those who have died, beseeching you to receive
    their souls into the mercy of your love. Comfort their loved ones who mourn.
    Enable them to meet the lonely and painful days ahead in the strength of your love.
    Let the love that you have made known to us lead us to create safer streets for all to walk upon.
    Vienna Cobb Anderson
  • Prayer To End The Use Of The Death Penalty
    Merciful Father, we ask your blessing on all we do to build a culture of life. Hear our prayers for those impacted by the death penalty.
    We pray for all people, that their lives and dignity as children of a loving God may be respected and protected in all stages and circumstances.
    We pray for victims of violence and their families, that they may experience our love and support and find comfort in your compassion and in the promise of eternal life.
  • Prayer for Inclusion
    Creator God, we are your people.
    We look to the future with optimism and with faith in you,
    As we pursue our call to provide justice and fullness of life 
    For all people with mental illness.
    We pray that every man, woman and child
    May develop their potential And meet you
    In themselves and in one another. 
    May we enjoy a totally welcoming community, 
    With you as our center, Joined hand in hand with our sisters and brothers.
    We ask this in Jesus’ name.