General Intercessions

General Intercessions

Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 10, 2020

Presider: Let this house of prayer resound with our supplications on behalf of all who are in need.

Lector: For the Church, that we may find ways to both preach the word and serve our neighbor, especially during this time of separation and crisis. We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For elected leaders, that they may serve with wisdom, compassion and humility all the people in their care. We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For an end to gun violence in our community and in our nation. We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and expectant mothers, that they may know the value of their nurturing presence in the love of their families. We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: That, more and more, we will come to see the Lord Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life. We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For all who are on the frontlines of this COVID-19 pandemic, especially our health care workers and first responders, for all who are unable to stay at home, but must work to provide for their families, may God continue to protect them and keep them in good health. We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: That all of us gathered in our homes, or wherever we are, watching this mass, that we may find comfort in the Lord when our hearts are troubled and extend that comfort to others whose hearts are also troubled. We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For our sick, may the risen Christ visit them with healing power and new hope. For all who have died; May they live forever with Christ in the glory of the resurrection. We pray to the Lord…LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lector: For all the prayers that we hold in the silence of our hearts; for all our intentions spoken and unspoken. We pray to the Lord… Lord, Hear our Prayer.

PRESIDER: God of all, you sent your only Son to a sinful people and he shows us the way back to you. Help us always to keep his way firmly in our sights as we make these prayers to you in his name, Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord.