Lord of Compassion, we intercede for the millions around our globe who are suffering in so many ways – from economic issues, disease, warfare, family breakdown, and so much more. We know that Your Son Jesus was a man of sorrows, familiar with suffering. He took up our pain and carried our afflictions. Speak to those who are afflicted, deliver those who are suffering, give them relief from their turmoil. Use us, Father, to be Your hands. Amen.