Sixth Sunday of Easter Sunday, May 9, 2021
On this day, in celebrating the Eucharist, the mystery of Christ’s sacrifice of love, we ask that we may live more fully as signs of that love.
- That the Church may be a witness to the love of Jesus for all people and foster an atmosphere of hope, peace, and respect among all nations. We pray to the Lord.
- That a united and determined world effort to control the pandemic may provide relief to Asia and the Middle East and to all suffering people so that we may together sing joyfully to the Lord, break into song, and sing praise. We pray to the Lord.
- That we may observe this Mother’s Day with treasured memories of our mothers who have died, with love and thanksgiving for our mothers who are still with us, and with prayer that all mothers may be strengthened as instruments of God’s love in their vocation. We pray to the Lord.
- That women whose pregnancies offer the promise of new life will embrace motherhood as a blessed role in God’s creative plan and give birth to infants whose lives are nurtured in supportive and peaceful communities. We pray to the Lord.
- That we may pray with increased devotion to Mary, our mother, who protects us and intercedes for us with her Son. We pray to the Lord.
- That we may join our prayers during this Marian month of May with those of Pope Francis in imploring God for an end to the suffering from the pandemic that so many are forced to bear. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are astounded when the gift of the Holy Spirit is poured out on those who are different from themselves will provide welcome rather than discrimination in building up the Church. We pray to the Lord.
- That we may receive the grace to live Jesus’ commandment: “Love one another as I love you.” We pray to the Lord.
- That Jesus commandment to love will be evidenced in the compassionate and selfless treatment of refugees, the marginalized, the poor, and the suffering. We pray to the Lord.
- That all who have been blessed with baptism in the name of Jesus Christ will be grateful for that gift, know God and his love, and have life through him. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher and all who minister may be able to serve the church free from health limitations and from anxiety caused by unreasonable expectations of their bishops. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are ill may receive the loving support of friends and family that reinforces their knowledge of God’s love for them. We pray to the Lord.
- That our departed mothers, grandmothers, and ancestors may rest in the arms of their loving God for all eternity. We pray to the Lord.
O God by loving us, you call us to love one another. We offer these petitions so that we may more closely follow your example of love toward those we encounter. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.