for all Christians, that they may live out their faith in love for God and the world
for all who are guilty of sin, that they may repent and seek forgiveness
for all who desire forgiveness, that they may receive the comfort of absolution
for all whom society regards as 'untouchable', that they may know God's love through the church
for those nations and individuals who live as enemies, that they may forgive one another and live in peace
for those who, like Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Susanna, provide for the work of the Lord out of their own resources.
Lord God, heavenly Father, hear our prayers. Do not look on our sins, but on the faith of the church, and grant us the peace and unity of your kingdom, for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.