Intercessions for Nepal, Civil Unrest and Persecuted Christians
As we commit our prayers for and with those in our world who are experiencing devastation, persecution and civil unrest, please consider using the following intercessions during the Universal Prayer at Mass or during prayer services offered on their behalf.
- For the people of Nepal who suffer in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake…may they be comforted as they grieve their dead and care for those who are injured and may our efforts to provide them with food, shelter, water and medical care help to console them in their dire time of need.
- For those who are threatened by persecution, starvation and deadly violence because of their Christian faith…may they be strengthened by their faith in Jesus Christ and our solidarity with them.
- For an end to racism and the specter of civil unrest in our country and in our communities…may we be vigilant in addressing tensions and that through prayer and dialogue we may see the dignity of all of our brothers and sisters.
In the Diocese of Orlando, Bishop Noonan has called for a special collection the weekend of May 2,3 to assist those affected by the Nepal Earthquake.