Father Webb’s prayers last week at the 6.30 Saturday night vigil mass touched some people and I was asked if it might be possible to read them and pray them again privately. On the basis that if a prayer is worth saying once it is worth repeating again,here are those very prayers.
Priest: Merciful Lord, you greeted your disciples with peace and opened your hand to Thomas, who questioned your resurrection. Although we have not seen you, we believe in you. We love you and come before you, confident of your love and your mercy.
We pray for the repose of the soul of Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, may he rest in peace. We also pray for the Queen and the Royal family, may the Lord be with them in these difficult days. Lord in your mercy….Hear our prayers.
We pray to our risen Lord for Pope Francis. May he be a living symbol of Easter joy and a sign of hope to our world. Lord in your mercy…Hear our prayers
We pray to our merciful Lord for everyone who is searching for meaning in life. May they discover the goodness and beauty of the people they meet and, with their support, open the door to new life and joy. Lord in your mercy…Hear our prayers
We pray to our risen Lord for the Government, scientists and everyone in leadership positions as we emerge from lockdown. May they make the right decisions as we move towards a new, post-Covid reality. Lord in your mercy….Hear our prayers
We pray to our merciful Lord for families who are struggling to make ends meet. May they find the support and ideas that they need in order to nurture a secure, happy and loving life together. Lord in your mercy….Hear our prayers.
We pray to our risen Lord for our parish family. As we come together once again, may we value each other, build a supportive, loving community and be a living message of peace to the people around us. Lord in your mercy….Hear our prayers
Priest: Risen and merciful Lord, teach us to live in your love at every moment of every day. May we celebrate your resurrection and rejoice in our God for ever and always. Amen.