Prayers of the Faithful Third Sunday of Easter April 30, 2017

Readings
  1. For the church: that the freedom brought by the resurrection may enable us to live with purpose and help others to forsake the fruitless pursuits of power, fame and wealth

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For missionaries, pilgrims, aid workers and members of the military: that God will protect them from harm, lead them safely to their destination, and help them be aware of God’s presence with them

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For Peace: that God will end the conflicts in the Middle East and Africa and bring forth structures that promote safety and justice for all

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the grace of insight: that as we break the bread and share the cup, our eyes may be opened to Christ’s presence and our spirits renewed

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who preach the Word of God: that as they deepen their love of God, may they announce the Good News with greater conviction and courage as priests, deacons, religious, married and single persons

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the ill: may the healing power of the Risen Christ give them Peace. 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 peacefully journey to the Kingdom of God. We pray especially for:Washington Napoleon Casco, Giuseppe Gesa, Cardinale Anna, Alessandro Damiano, Franco Caputo, Giovanna Casarella, Em Lac Tran, Joachim Boi Nguyen

We pray to the Lord.

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