Let us pray to the living God:
On behalf of all creation, scattered across eons of space;
On behalf of all this holy Earth, a spinning jewel of blue;
On behalf of all of life, blooming in sacred green;
On behalf of all people, red, yellow, black, and white;
We pray for the outcast, the oppressed, the exploited, and the grieving.
For travelers, the homeless, the poor, and the sick.
For mothers, fathers, children, and families.
We pray for leaders of the human community, for peace and justice.
With Mary and all the saints who go before us,
With the faithful of generations yet to be born,
With believers in every land and race, nation and tribe:
Hear our prayer, O living God.
Lord, have mercy. Amen.