Prayers of the Faithful for April 1 & 2, 2017
We now raise our prayers to God, who offers us resurrection and life.
For the Church: that we may embrace the paschal mystery and allow God to raise us up to new and fresh beginnings, we pray:
For growth as disciples: like Mary, may we place ourselves at the feet of Jesus to learn and understand the gift Jesus alone offers, we pray:
For a spirit of compassion: that God’s love will guide us as we walk with all who have experienced loss and wait with them in their pain as they hope for healing, we pray:
For a growth in Hope: that God will instill in our hearts a trusting reliance that God is always with us and always has more life to offer us, we pray:
For peace: that God will pour out his Spirit upon all who live in the shadow of war, violence, and terrorism and open new pathways for them, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Jodi Bgellum, Joyce Muehlbauer, Allison Jurkovich, Jessie LaSalle. May they be touched by the healing hand of Jesus, we pray:
For those who have died,especially Daniel Larson-Fine, the son of Mary Lou and Dale Larson-Fine; Jeannie Lummis, the mother of Al Lummis; that God will welcome them into the fullness of life for all eternity, we pray:
God of life, hear our prayers that one day we might be raised to the fullness of life with you. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.