In this time of recession,
we remember all those who have financial
problems and are finding life difficult.
We hold before You, O Lord,
all those who are fearful for their jobs,
all those who are desperately looking for work
and all those who have become depressed and
have given up looking.
May Your Holy Spirit
come among us to heal the tensions
of this time and
calm the many fears.
And with Christ by our side,
make us aware of each other's troubles
so that we may
reach out our hands with
His friendship and give unstintingly
of His love.