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Prayers of the Faithful – 6th Sunday of Easter

Prayers of the Faithful – 6th Sunday of Easter

Introduction:

We gather to celebrate together on this 6th Sunday of Easter, where our readings express deeply God’s love for us.

Today we remember all mothers as we honour them and pay tribute to the unique role they play in our lives.

Prayers of the Faithful:

Celebrant:   Dear friends, Jesus calls us to love as he has loved. Assured of the Father’s answer to our prayer, let us ask for God’s blessing on all that lives.

Lector:   For all who are tending the dying and burying the dead in COVID-ravaged countries, that they will stay strong in body, mind and spirit.

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Lector:   For nurses around the world, that International Nurses Day will reinforce community appreciation for their devoted service.

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Lector:   For those who risk their lives defending indigenous rights, that their courage will secure the protection of their lands and culture.

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Lector:   For mothers, grandmothers and all who have a motherly role, that they will be blessed by the children they have raised with love.

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Lector:   We pray for all those who yearn for motherhood but are unable to.  May they see the many ways that they model to love of Christ in our lives.

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Celebrant:   We pray for the ancestors of the Wurundjeri people on whose land we stand, for all our loved ones who have died, as well as for the recently deceased; Eric Elmer, Jamilton Dabou and Helen Bernardo and for those whose anniversary of death occurs around this time especially and all those in our Mass Intentions today, that they will be born anew into the life of God.

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Celebrant:    God of all goodness, by his self-sacrificing love your Son Jesus has freed us from sin. Guide us in the ways of love and mercy. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

St James The Apostle