Prayers of the Faithful for April 26/27, 2014
“Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” Casting aside doubt, we praise our Lord and God, and humbly ask for the answer to our prayers and those of the whole world.
1. We pray for the world community of believers, especially the newly baptized and the newly received; may their faith grow strong and their love increase, we pray . . .
2. We pray for all nations at war: for mercy, not vengeance; forgiveness, not retaliation; for peace, not war, we pray . . .
3. We pray for unity among world religions, not division; for dialogue, not narrow-mindedness; for love among the disciples of Jesus, not intolerance, we pray . . .
4. We pray for Faith; for the grace to believe in truth that seems hidden, we pray . . .
5. We pray for those who are ill and have asked for our prayers: John Brezinka, Chuck Bernard
6. We pray for those who have died, especially Joseph Nordlund the husband of Jane Nordlund; for those who mourn the death of a loved-one, and especially for those who have died alone and with no one to pray for them, we pray . . .
Holy and Loving God, you raised your Son, Jesus from death in the tomb. Hear and answer us, through the same Christ our Lord.