Prayers of the People

The Third Sunday of Easter

April 30, 2017 – Year A

 

Presider:  Christ is present with us, in us and through us.  In faith let us offer the prayers of our hearts, as we set our trust and hope on God, saying:  We offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and call upon your holy Name.

 

Litanist:  Fill your baptized people with spirit, O Holy One, and make our hearts burn within us, that we may know you as you are revealed in the opening of the scriptures and in the breaking of the bread.

We offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving;

and call upon your holy Name.

 

Protect our nation from futile ways and the pursuit of power, that our people may be obedient to your truth and manifest genuine mutual love.

We offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving;

and call upon your holy Name.

 

Fulfill your promise of life for everyone and comfort those who live entangled in the cords of death, that Christ may turn their suffering into glory.

We offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving;

and call upon your holy Name.

 

Stay with us and accept the concerns and needs of this community; open our eyes to recognize you as the stranger along the way, and fill our hearts with your teaching and your eucharistic presence.

We offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving;

and call upon your holy Name.

 

Hear our prayers for those for whom we intercede, especially ___.

Share our joy and thanksgiving for the blessings that we offer you, especially for ____.

Welcome into your eternal banquet those who have died, especially ____.  May they know the glory of the risen Lord.

We offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving;      and call upon your holy Name.

 

Presider:  O Gracious God, take, bless, break and give our lives to you and hear our prayers as an offering of Christ’s eucharistic life, that he may be recognized throughout the world, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for you live and love, one God forever and ever.  Amen.