EASTER 2020

UNIVERSAL PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

Please respond: Risen Lord, hear our prayer.
For the grace of discipleship.
May the church be formed and reformed
through prayer, hope and steadfast
attention to God’s word.
We ask: Risen Lord, hear our prayer.
For all who suffer and for all who wait.
Give us patience to endure the struggles of this time.
For those who confront illness and disease.
For cancer survivors and all who know
the power of waiting in hope.
We ask: Risen Lord, hear our prayer.
For all who face the future
with fear or apprehension.
Grant them courage and peace
to remain faithful and strong.
We ask: Risen Lord, hear our prayer.
May we be inspired to pray
both in hope and in thanksgiving,
confident that our prayer can bring us peace
and that we can become a blessing to others.
We ask: Risen Lord, hear our prayer.
For peace, and a de-escalation of tension in our world.
Inspire world and local leaders to seek peaceful resolutions
and to act in wisdom and in truth.
We ask: Risen Lord, hear our prayer.
And for the needs we hold in silence …
We remember those who died in service to our country
On this Memorial Day weekend.
We ask: Risen Lord, hear our prayer.