Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: 4th Sunday of Easter
Each week, we’ll share the Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend. You may find this to be a helpful way to guide your own reflections, prayers, and conversations with God. Below you will find the Prayers of the Faithful 4th Sunday of Easter – Mother’s Day May 8, 2022
God of love and life, your Son knows the sound of our voices, knows our joys and what makes us afraid. Because we know Jesus, we can pray:
On this Mother’s Day we pray for all mothers. Bless those who are mothers today and those who seek to be. Embrace and receive into your love our mothers and grandmothers who have died. Be with those for whom being a mother is hard or scary, those who may be alone, those whose children are hurting or absent or who have died. Bless those who are not biological mothers but who do and have given motherly care to others. For mothers, we pray to the Lord.
Bless those who are angry or confused or fearful about the coming Supreme Court decision. Let those rejoicing do so with compassion. Help us to find ways to respect all persons and to work to safeguard all people, realizing that respect for life does not end at birth, we pray to the Lord.
We pray for people who feel unsafe because of other legislation or court decisions, especially young people struggling to discover their true selves. For their safety and well-being and for those who find it hard to understand their struggle, we pray to the Lord.
For the sick, may we tend them and visit them, for the hungry may we feed them, for those fleeing danger or poverty in their homelands, may we find ways to welcome them. May we, in these ways care for our brothers and sisters as Jesus cares for us, we pray to the Lord.
For each of us, that we may hear the voice of Jesus, speaking to each of us in a very personal and loving way, calling us to trust his love. May our hearts let go of fears and suspicions and our religion be a joyous and generous response to the love we have received, and not a duty or obligation, we pray to the Lord.
That those who have died will have found wholeness and fulfillment in God’s everlasting life. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM Marie O’Connell
7:00 AM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
8:00 AM Katherine & Thomas McMulkin
9:00 AM Jimmy &Kay Nappi
10:00 AM Living Intention for Anna and Joe Stein & Families
5:00 PM Ursala Castillo
We pray to the Lord.
Lord God, we hunger and thirst for your loving kindness. Care for us well in answer to these prayers, so that we may follow your Son and know the fullness of life, both now and forever. Amen.