Sixth Sunday of Easter
CELEBRANT: Turning to our loving and merciful God in prayer, we offer the following petitions with Easter joy.
Our response is: Let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.
- For faith leaders, that they may exude peace in their ministry and bring others closer to Christ, the Prince of Peace.
- That God will grant our civil leaders wisdom, courage, and a firm commitment to true goodness,.
- For people who struggle with anxiety, that they may have access to the professional help they need and find peace and support in colleagues, neighbors, and all loved ones.
- For each one of us gathered here, that we may recognize the Holy Spirit’s guidance in our lives.
- For an increase of vocations to the priesthood and to consecrated life.
- That our parish will grow in faith, hope, and love through deeper devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the rosary.
- For peace around the world, especially in the Ukraine and areas that experience the daily devastation of war.
- For the over one million people in this country who have died of COVID, and for healing for those experiencing the long-term effects of COVID-19,.
- For our Holy Father’s Intention for May: That our young people may see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service. [Watch and Listen to the Pope’s Monthly Video Message]
- For all who are sick, especially those listed in our church bulletin and their caregivers.
- For those who have died and whose names are listed in this week’s church bulletin. May they celebrate everlasting life in Christ Jesus.
- For those prayers that we hold in the silence of our hearts.
CELEBRANT: Loving God, just as you consoled the hearts of your disciples as you promised them the Holy Spirit, calm our every fear and give us the courage to trust in you. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
- For healing for people experiencing the long-term effects of COVID-19.
- For the healing of all harmed by the effects of the pandemic.
- For healing for those with Covid-19, the protection of those who are most at risk, and for everyone affected by the continuing pandemic.
- For the success of COVID vaccinations amid increased cases, so that the illness will not be life-threatening.
- For a better world as we emerge from pandemic restrictions, and for those anxious about the future.
- That we maintain the vigilance and understanding necessary to keep us safe, and for the speedy and equitable distribution of the vaccines.
- That God may give us the grace to show kindness in caring for one another while challenged by COVID-19.
- For the doctors and researchers working on vaccines and effective treatments.
- For all those who give of themselves so that others may be helped – doctor, nurse, healthcare worker, EMT, police officer, firefighter, grocer, trucker, store clerk, mail carrier, takeout cook, hospital and building cleaner, teacher, child care worker, mental health professional, and countless others. May they receive your protection as they serve.
- For those who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus: may God console them and grant them peace.
Prayers for our parish and diocese
- That our parish community might grow in faith and confidence that God is present among us, and that we might be agents of that presence.
- For all who share in the ministry of this parish community, that they bring compassion and understanding to all those in need.
- That our parish will grow in faith, hope, and love through deeper devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the holy rosary.
- That our parish may grow in holiness through the graces of the Eucharist.
- For an increase of vocations to the priesthood and to consecrated life, for the greater honor and glory of God in service of God’s people.
- That we may be trustworthy stewards of your abundant blessings and generally support the church through the Annual Catholic Appeal.