PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL – Easter Sunday 2020

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Sunday 12 Apr 2020


Bishop:            Sisters and brothers, rejoicing in Christ’s triumph over death, we bring our prayers before the God of glory. 

Reader:            That our Holy Father Pope Francis may continue to proclaim the new life that Jesus Christ offers to all people. (pause) Lord hear us

Reader:            That our parish community will be filled with the joy of Easter and find strength to reflect the risen Christ in all that we do.            (pause) Lord hear us.

Reader:            That Catholics around the world will experience the strength of their faith community when gathered worship is not possible.           (pause)            Lord hear us

Reader:            That people who are alone will find solace in your love. We pray especially for those experiencing isolation during the coronavirus restrictions.     (pause)             Lord hear us

Reader:            That those living with the fear of disease will find a sense of calm and shelter in Christ. We especially pray for people who are sick from the coronavirus. (pause) Lord hear us

Reader:            That all leaders of nations will work together and find mutual solutions to benefit all people. We pray especially for cooperative work on solutions for the coronavirus pandemic.   (pause) Lord hear us

Bishop:            God our Father, we rejoice this day in Christ’s triumph over death.  Hear our prayers and help us to bear witness to the risen Lord as we are freed by the mystery of his Resurrection. We ask this through Christ our Lord.