We pray for the strength not to grow weary in our faith.
The Lord does not forsake the work of his hands. Let us place ourselves in those hands.
We pray for the God's mercy for our sins.
Saving Lord, truly you are the Son of God. Reach out to us your merciful hand.
We are called to the table of God's love and forgiveness.
We know that all things work for good for those who love God, scripture tells us today. We ask for the gift of that love so that all things in our lives will work together for the good.
We turn to our God who is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in kindness and faithfulness to us.
My sisters and brothers, we pray to be the good soil that hears God's word and lets it bear fruit in our lives.
Merciful God, we turn to you in the hope that we may better praise, bless, and give you thanks.
Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.