I ask your prayers for Steve who is suddenly unemployed.
[My fiancée] and I are going through the typical emotional swings right now, but we're both strong and we're going to survive. I have a few leads on jobs hoping that an interview will pop up before the end of the week.It is a shock, always. So we pray for him and all who are looking for work, and they are legion. This includes our friends David and JimB and Ralph.
I also ask your prayers for someone special going through a rough patch.
A Prayer for Those with Whom We Are Bound in Prayer:
O Crucified Firstborn, you have surrounded us with sisters and brothers who share with us their joys, their wounds, and their deep concerns. In your merciful compassion grant that we, who do not pray for ourselves as we ought, may faithfully hold these in our heart with love as we stand before you; may your Spirit bear us together to the Father's throne where we may obtain such grace and healing as we need and be strengthened to praise and serve you all the days of our life; for the sake of your passionate love. Amen.