Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 06, 2018
Jesus commands that we love one another. In response to that command, we come to the Father with our needs and the needs of all people.
- For the Church, that we may be bold and welcoming, inspired by the Spirit, in spreading the Good News of the Gospels to people of every nation. We pray to the Lord.
- That discussions among world leaders may be successful in ushering in a new era of peace and security for all people. We pray to the Lord.
- That all bishops may lead with the humility of St. Peter who reminded Cornelius that he too was only human and unworthy of homage. We pray to the Lord.
- That the Holy Spirit may fall upon all who listen to the word, inspiring us to glorify God by our lives. We pray to the Lord.
- That refugees and victims of war and persecution may be buoyed by their faith in God’s love and be relieved of their burdens through the love of others. We pray to the Lord.
- That all in our parish may receive the grace to live our lives as reflections of God’s love for each of us and for all people. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Cristopher will be confident that despite the attacks he endures it was not he who chose to be a priest but God who chose him and appointed him to go and bear fruit that will remain. We pray to the Lord.
- That throughout this month that honors Mary, we may turn to her for help and protection as our merciful intercessor with Jesus her Son. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are addicted to alcohol or drugs, and their families who suffer with them, may be given the grace and strength to experience freedom from these demons. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who have died may be welcomed into the light of heaven and rest forever in the arms of God. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, we are challenged daily by situations in which we overlook the presence of your love for each of us. May our own actions and desires be reflections of your love that lifts all people from darkness. We make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.