Let us pray for the world that needs the presence of the Risen Christ.
For the church: may we recognize Christ’s presence in every Eucharistic celebration, we pray:
For Christians who are deprived of celebrating the Eucharist — especially where there is war, poverty or the lack of pastoral leaders, we pray:
For those who are responsible for communicating the importance of the Eucharist: for parents, guardians, godparents and catechists, we pray:
For individuals and organizations that provide bread for the hungry or that advocate for the most vulnerable among us, we pray:
For children who are preparing to celebrate their first Communion, and for new recipients of the Eucharist, we pray:
For those who are ill, may they feel Jesus’ healing touch in the loving hands of their caregivers, including, Jeanne Perner, we pray:
For all who mourn the death of a loved one, may they find comfort in the joy of Jesus’ resurrection, especially, Lavon Anderson , the mother of Vani Phelps, we pray:
God of abundance: We are grateful for this Eucharistic feast in which Jesus is made known to us. Make us worthy participants in every celebration of the breaking of the bread. Open our hearts to Christ’s ongoing presence among us. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.