Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – Easter
Each week, we’ll share the Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend. You may find this a helpful way to guide your own reflections and prayers. Below you’ll find the Prayers of the Faithful from Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday.
This Easter, loving God, we hold before You all those whom Christ calls to follow him – when faith is great and when faith is little; when faith is sure and when faith is weak…for these we pray:
We pray for Pope Francis and all Christian leaders that they be men and women of faith, courage, and compassion leading us to the love of Christ and the challenges of the Gospel. We pray.
For Bryan and Ali and all those who are receiving the sacraments of Christian life this Easter. May God deepen the life within them and may we be a community that supports and encourages them. We pray.
We pray for those who suffer unjustly, for those abused and abandoned, for those living in places or homes of danger, for the people of Ukraine, may they be delivered. We pray.
For the leaders of our nation and all nations, that God may guide their minds and hearts in the paths of justice and integrity. We pray.
That the name of God may not be used to justify hatred, war or violence, discrimination, or prejudice against any human persons for we are all brothers and sisters. We pray.
As we mark Earth Day this week, we pray that peoples and governments may get serious about taking the steps necessary to prevent disasters in our environment. We pray.
For a rebirth of the spirit of hope in the hearts and minds of the people of our Church and of our nation, and for a return to civil discourse and honest collaboration in solving our problems. We pray.
That God may heal the sick and lonely, comfort the dying, the elderly, those imprisoned and tortured, refugees and victims of accidents and natural disasters. We pray.
We commend to you God all who have died and specially remember today those we hold in our hearts and those for whom we pray at this Eucharist:
8:00 PM Easter Vigil: Jim Curran
7:00 AM: Fred DeSarno
8:00 AM: Raymond Thibodeau, Jr.
9:00 AM: Adus O’Connell
10:00 AM: The People of the Parish both Living and Deceased
Hear these prayers and bless those we bring before you and those whose need is known only to you. Fill us with your spirit that we might be instruments of your healing and comforting power, and answers to other people’s prayers. Amen.