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Prayers for Easter Sunday

Christ our Lord, who in his love for us died for us that we might live, we pray for all people in all places and in all kinds of need. Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed, alleluia!

Lord our Father, we pray for all people who make up the church, both leaders and congregations. We pray for Archbishop Vincent Nichols as he takes up his position at the head of the Catholic Church in Britain. We pray for unity among all people of faith throughout the world that they may respect one another and celebrate what they have in common. Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed, alleluia!

Risen Lord, we pray for people who are suffering as a result of all kinds of disaster, especially the people of Abruzzo, and those from L’Aquila, whose lives have been torn apart by the earthquake, and who have lost relatives, friends, their homes, their town and their livelihoods. May the risen Christ lead them from despair into hope. Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed, alleluia!

Lord of love, we pray for all who suffer in mind or body and for those who care for them. We pray for the sick; for those who mourn; for those without faith, hope or love. We pray for any known to us who are in special need of our prayers at this time, especially those known personally to us. We remember them now in a moment of silence …. Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed, alleluia!

The risen Christ is the light of the world, a light which no darkness can quench. We remember before God those who have died and light a candle to symbolise the light of Christ, which eternally shines and brings hope. We remember You turn our darkness into light: in your light shall we see light.
Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

We say together the prayer that Jesus taught us.

Lord’s Prayer.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen