A reader writes:
Please pray for a friend of mine who recently died. He was middle-aged and his wife had died a few years before, leaving his teenaged children orphaned. He was raised Catholic but converted to paganism, but remained a great guy and a good friend to all in need.
Father, grant your mercy to this man and give your grace, peace, comfort, consolation, faith, hope and love to his children through your Son Jesus Christ. Mother Mary, pray for them, that they will come to know the love of God through your Son Jesus in his Holy Church.