INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 4th SUNDAY OF EASTER

PRAYERS FOR THE 4th SUNDAY OF EASTER

PRIEST: Christ is the Good Shepherd who gives his life for his flock. In our Eucharist today filled with gratitude for the gift of eternal life, let us rejoice.

READER: As disciples of Christ we must learn to recognise and respond to his his presence in the poor and displaced. May our hearts be open to love those who need us. Lord in your Mercy. Response: Hear our Prayer.

As children of God, may our hearts be filled with love, integrity and joy, as true images of Christ. Lord in your Mercy. Response: Hear our Prayer.

We pray that we may never be afraid of proclaiming the Good News, even in the face of hatred, opposition and indifference. Lord in your Mercy. Response: Hear our Prayer.

We pray for the worshippers of God everywhere, May we all sing for ever of his love and work together for justice and salvation in our world. Lord in your Mercy. Response: Hear our Prayer.

We pray for those who would do us harm, because of our faith in the risen Lord Jesus. May they experience the love and mercy that God is offering. Lord in your Mercy. Response: Hear our Prayer.

We pray for Missionaries everywhere, may their faith and courage be strengthened with love and compassion. Lord in your Mercy. Response: Hear our Prayer.

We remember especially the sick, those in hospital and those who are housebound, those of our own families wherever they may be. Lord in your Mercy. Response: Hear our Prayer.

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 in your Mercy. Response: Hear our Prayer.

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

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

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