First of all, I pray for Michelle, the light of my life.
I pray for all the Christian people of the world, that this Eastertide will bring a rekindling of their faith, and that we move ever closer to being one in Christ.
I offer a prayer of thanks to my guardian angel, who has lit my path for so many years, and who I so seldom remember.
I pray for all the worshippers at the Holy Spirit and Virgin Mary churches, Ballymun, whose combined congregations celebrated the Easter Vigil a few hours ago.
I pray for Katy-Louise, the little girl whose baptism we celebrated at that Vigil. May Christ be the light of her life.
I pray for all the priests of the world, who pass on to us the flame of the Apostles. I pray that the Holy Spirit sends us more priests, and fans the flames of vocation in young men and women who are called to the priesthood and to religious life.
I pray for all my family, living and dead. I pray for all the ancestors whose names and faces I never knew, but who passed the torch of life to me.
I pray for everyone who ever called me friend.
I pray for Ireland, that it may once again shine out as a Christian witness to all the nations.
I pray for everyone who reads this blog, that your prayers are answered and that God reveals Himself to you in many and wonderful ways.