Prayers of the Faithful, Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 7, 2017

Readings
  1. For the church: that we may allow Christ to bring forth abundant life within us and use our gift of life for God’s glory

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a listening heart: that we, who have been called by name, may hear the voice of the Good Shepherd and respond confidently to God’s invitations

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who will be confirmed this spring: that the Spirit will help them recognize that they are the daughters and sons of God and guide them in using their gifts for the good of others

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the grace of true discipleship: that we may manifest the love and self-sacrifice of Christ in our words and deeds of compassion

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who minister in the church: that they will faithfully help others find Christ by the witness of their lives, the truth of their words, and the integrity of their actions as priests, deacons, religious, married and single persons

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the ill and all in palliative care: may they find healing and renewal in Christ whose cross brought life and wholeness to all. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have died: may they be welcomed into the fullness of life by the Good Shepherd. We pray especially for Fr. E. Allen Arbour, Bruno Radin, Baby Trinity-Rose MacMullen-Ibay, Juliet Williams, Paola Craporotta

We pray to the Lord.

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