13th April 2018 - by Fr Denis Carter

Sunrise 16

Prayers for 3rd Sunday of EASTER

(the following may be copied and modified as required)


PRIEST: Jesus is the Christ who was killed for proclaiming the truth about God’s Love for us. He rose from the dead and now offers us forgiveness. In our Eucharist today filled with gratitude let us rejoice.

READER: As disciples of Christ we must learn to recognise and respond to Jesus’ invitation to be witnesses to the resurrection. May our hearts become a home for the word of God. Lord hear us. Response: Come Lord Jesus.

As disciples of Christ, may we never be afraid of proclaiming the Good News, calling for repentance and to care for those we see to be in need. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for those suffering the horrors of war and violent conflict in our world today. May the hearts of those responsible be changed by the experience of God’s Love and compassion.

Lord hear us. Response: Come Lord Jesus.

We pray for all who worship God. May we all work together for justice and salvation in our world.

Lord hear us. Response: Come Lord Jesus .

We pray for Missionaries everywhere, may their faith and courage be strengthened with Joy in the resurrection of Christ. Lord hear us. Response: Come Lord Jesus.

We remember especially the sick, those in hospital and those who are housebound, those of our own families wherever they may be. Lord hear us. Response: Come Lord Jesus.

Let us pray for those who have recently died… and for all our dead… and for all who mourn that they may be comforted. Lord hear us. Response: Come Lord Jesus.

Let us ask Mary the Mother of the Lord to pray with us: Hail Mary…

Now let us pray for a few moments in silence for our own needs and intentions.

PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God
we thank you for hearing and answering our prayers
because we ask them through your Son Our Risen Lord Jesus Christ.


(image, screen capture of live sunrise from international Space Station, colour enhanced)