Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Easter Sunday

April 12, 2020

Presider:  On this holiest of days, when we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from death to new life, we ask that God bring new life to us, those we love, and the whole world.

Lector: For the Church, that we may proclaim the hope and promise of Christ’s resurrection in everything we do, We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For those entrusted with leading their countries, that they may work to bring peace to nations ravaged by war and prosperity to areas devastated by poverty and health to their countries ravaged by the coronavirus, We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For those whose lives are threatened by violence, chronic illness, or sudden trauma, that in their ordeal they may be embraced by God, the source of everlasting life, We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For those who search for truth and meaning in their lives: May they find in the death and resurrection of Christ the way that will lead them to everlasting joy, We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For all who are unable to stay home during this pandemic, especially those working in health care, and all who help keep our city safe,  may God protect them in their serving the public, protect their family and friends and keep them healthy and safe, We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For all of us in our four parish family and our churches throughout the country and world, that we may always rejoice in the Lord’s resurrection and realize the salvation he won for us, We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For our sick, our poor, our homeless, our lonely and all who are abandoned by society; for all who have died, especially those who have died from the coronavirus throughout the world; That the love of our risen Savior poured out into all our hearts through the Holy Spirit, may bring peace and comfort to all who suffer. We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For all the prayers that we hold in the silence of our hearts; for all our intentions spoken and unspoken, let us pray to the Lord. We pray to the Lord… Lord, Hear our Prayer.

PRESIDER:  God of life and love, you have redeemed us through the sacrifice of your Son. Your generosity with life and love is without bound. Hear the prayers we offer and grant them in the name of your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord.