Lord Jesus hear us;
the earth is crying in torment, the west is in flames, storms threaten the southern coasts and our communities are separated by pandemic.
Our leaders seem absent and uncaring while our communities are turned against each other.
By the power of your Holy Cross, overcome our woundedness and bring us hope and a new dawn.
Protect those in danger and turn the hearts of those intent on harm.
Let us find our true community gathered around your cross.
In your name we pray this.