Sojourners.com sent this out a few days ago. I think I’m going to start using it at my altar.
“We bring before you, O Lord, the troubles and perils of people and nations, the sighing of prisoners and captives, the sorrows of the bereaved, the necessities of strangers, the helplessness of the weak, the despondency of the weary, the failing powers of
the aged. O Lord, draw near to each, for the sake of Christ our Lord.”