· FOR OTHERS
Stir up in us, Loving God, the desire and the determination to glorify you in every prayer and in all our relationships. Transfigure not only our own lives but also the lives and affairs of the millions with whom we share this planet.
Transfigure each ordinary church-goer.
Dispel discouragement and self-doubt, self-righteousness and arrogance.
Transfigure the women and men who preach the Gospel.
Enlarge their understanding and expand their capacity to love.
Transfigure the hopes of the down-trodden and dispossessed.
Give a new compassion to the strong and the prosperous.
Transfigure the expectations of the young.
Disperse the vainglory and indulgence with which this society indoctrinates them.
Transfigure the values and goals of political leaders.
Inspire them to act justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with you.
Transfigure the anguish of those who tremble or weep, suffer or die today.
Let the valley of sorrows become an avenue of hope to your children.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.