Prayer Intentions, 3rd Sunday of Easter – 26th April 2020

For the church: That God’s people will continue to journey in faith, hope and trust in the risen one who walks beside us always.

For all the human family: that God will liberate us from the coronavirus pandemic, helps us grow in our awareness of the needs of one another, and build trust and cooperation amongst all peoples

For all who are awaiting the sacraments of initiation in the Church and in our Diocese and especially for Emma in our parish: that God will sustain them, help them to deepen their commitment, and grow in their desire to serve God each day

For our children who should have been receiving their First Holy Communion next weekend. That they will soon experience the great  joy of sharing in the Bread of life.  

For all healthcare workers: that God will renew their strength, guide them in their work, and protect them and their families from harm

For all who are ill, particularly those with Covid-19: that God’s healing love will relieve their pain, strengthen their minds and bodies, and restore them to full health

For all government leaders: that God will guide them in developing safe and prudent strategies in helping us to move forward safely from lockdown

For all scientists and resarchers:- That their quest to find a suitable vaccine may very soon be met with a successful outcome.

For all who have died:- We pray in particular for Liliana Reilly and Mary Ward and for Barry Lookess, Cathie Miller and William Wilson  who have died recently

For the month’s mind of Mark Dolan

And for the anniversary of Michael McAlpine:- That they will come to sit at table in the joy of the heavenly banquet.

Lord, in your mercy                                                             Hear our Prayer