Tender God, you care for our tears and shower your love upon us.
Holy God, by your Spirit you fashion your Church into your holy temple.
May God protect us, answer us in time of trial, and grant all our prayers, through Jesus our brother.
May the Spirit of God be our hope through the day and our guard through the night, through Jesus, our companion for all time.
Over time, her reputation for holiness spread, and she earned the grudging respect of those who had persecuted her.
May God grant us perseverance in times of trial or desolation, through Jesus, our redeemer and peace.
Provident God, you comfort us in our affliction.
May God keep a loving eye on us and strengthen us for living the corporal works of mercy, through Jesus our brother.
May God enrich us with every spiritual gift we need to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace, in Jesus our peace.
May God strengthen us in love and bless us with peace.