Praying for others

We beg you, Lord,

to help and defend us.

Deliver the oppressed,

pity the insignificant, raise the fallen,

show yourself to the needy, heal the sick,

bring back those of your people

who have gone astray,

feed the hungry, lift up the weak,

take off the prisoners' chains.

May every nation come to know

that you alone are God,

that Jesus Christ is your child,

that we are your people,

the sheep of your pasture.  Amen

St Clement of Rome