Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 6th Sunday of Easter

May 15, 2023 | Prayers of the Faithful

We share these Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend of the 6th Sunday of Easter (May 14, 2023) for your further reflection this week.

Jesus has not left us. He has sent the Holy Spirit to be with us always. Through the power of the Spirit let us give voice to the needs of people everywhere. We pray:

That the church, in this place and every place, may work actively and practically for justice and peace and the human dignity of all people, we pray to the Lord.

Our children and grandchildren are watching us. Let us teach them by what we say and do, here and at home: that every human person is loved by God and that words and actions that carry bigotry or hate are not Christian. We pray to the Lord.

This weekend we pray for mothers and all who have been “as mothers” for us. Grant our living mothers your help and blessing, be close to those who would be mothers but are not able. Hold tenderly close to your heart our mothers and grandmothers who have died. We pray to the Lord.

Some of us are single people, never married or not married now. Sometimes we can feel left out. Bless our singles with a richness of life, rewarding relationships and a knowledge of their important place in the life of our community and church. We pray to the Lord.

This week some of our sisters will be on the ACTS retreat. We pray that they may be open to the Holy Spirit and grow closer to God and to each other as sisters in Christ. We pray to the Lord.

Around the world today people are praying for the people of Palestine and the occupied Palestinian territories. We add our hearts and prayers that a peaceful and just solution can be found to the struggles there and that fear and danger no longer threaten life in the Holy Land. We pray to the Lord.

That those who have gone before us in death may enter the place Christ has prepared for them. At this liturgy we especially remember:

4:30 PM Priscilla Whitney by Mary Ellen & Terry White

7:30 AM The People of the Parish both Living & Deceased

9:30 AM Jimmy & Kay Napi by Robert & Linda

5:00 PM  James C. Driscoll, III by Deacon John & Paula

We pray to the Lord.

God, we entrust these prayers to you, along with those we hold in our hearts. We are witnesses to your love, God our Maker. We are witnesses to the peace that Jesus gives us. We are witnesses to the Holy Spirit in our lives. Surprised, challenged, healed, and nourished, bless us and send us out in justice and joy. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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