We always have people in our lives who we need to pray for. No doubt you have a list the same as I do. Sometimes it helps me if I think of three specific intentions which become a ritual for me. That way it becomes a discipline. Here is a tradition that I remember from my days as a pastor: We asked everyone to wait until the last hymn was over and then kneel quietly and privately say three “Hail Marys.” The intentions were the same each time we gathered for our celebration of Eucharist. The intentions for these prayers are:
1) For all those who have ministered the
sacraments to us.
2) For our parents living or deceased.
3) For someone in our family who is not
practicing the faith.