God of love, whose compassion never fails;
we bring before you the griefs and perils of peoples and nations;
the necessities of the homeless;
the helplessness of the aged and weak;
the sighings of prisoners;
the pains of the sick and injured;
the sorrow of the bereaved.
Comfort and relieve them, O merciful Father,
according to their needs;
for the sake of your Son,
our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Source: Anselm of Canterbury, d. 1109
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Also found here: The Catholic Prayer Book, © 1986 Servant Books, Cincinnati OH