We pray that the Church may proclaim with joy the Easter message of hope for the world; may our lives, as well as our worship, testify to the truth of the Resurrection; and may our vision of what is possible through this new life be broadened.
We pray for the world we inhabit; for those who lead, and take important decisions, and for those who follow or are coerced, or who have no voice. We pray for mercy and justice, compassion and integrity. We pray for protection against evil and strengthening of goodness.
We pray for all babies, and those as yet unborn, that they may be born into a world of love and acceptance. We pray, too, for those who provide foster care, and for all children at risk. We pray for all parents and those who support them. We pray for the newly baptised and recently confirmed; for a deeper commitment to supporting one another as we grow in faith.
We pray for those who cannot think, for the pain or anguish which engulfs them; for all whose lives are troubled and insecure; for those who have little energy left to rejoice. May the risen Lord bring healing and the resources to cope with suffering, and give us the grace to carry one another’s burdens in love.
Published on: 09-04-2020