Prayers of the Faithful Third Sunday of Easter 23 April 2023

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  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 wisdom: that as we bring our lives, experiences, and relationships to the Eucharist each week, the Scriptures may help us recognize that Christ is with us in every aspect of life.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a deepening of our love and hunger for the Word of God: that through reading and praying the scriptures, our hearts may be set on fire, and our commitment to God grow.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all in our community: that the Spirit will guide our daily journeys and enable us to ease fear, bring hope, and offer encouragement to those who touch our lives.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who are awaiting the sacraments of initiation: that God will sustain them, help them to deepen their commitment, and grow in their desire to serve God each day.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who are ill, particularly those with Covid-19: that God’s healing love will relieve their pain, strengthen their minds and bodies, and restore them to full health.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For those who have died: that they will know the everlasting love of God, in heaven.

We pray to the Lord.

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