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Reading I: Acts 4:32-35
Responsorial Psalm: 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
Reading II: 1 John 5:1-6
Gospel: John 20:19-31

I ask the grace to “help us
love you and our neighbor”


(Introductory Prayers)
 


The Gospel
John 20:19-31

He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

The Lord God formed a man out of clay
and blew into his nostrils
the breath
of life.

Jesus came and stood in their midst.
He too breathed on them.
He gave them
his Holy
Spirit.

Christ Jesus,
We also long for your Spirit and your peace.
Create new hearts in us
and fill us with your
very own
life.

Breathe your Spirit
upon us.

THE FIRST READING
Acts 4:32-35

There was no needy person among them.

No one
owned a thing.
They shared all they had
No person of need did without.
There was one heart and one mind.
Christ was their food. Christ was their life.

Lord,
Let our love for you bind us to each other.
Let us help you to make it happen
that there is not one person
left needy in this
world.

THE SECOND READING
John 20:19-31

For the love of God is this, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Lord,
through your
death and resurrection
you made peace with the world.

In your grace let us love you, and then each other.

Help us spread your peace
throughout the
world.

Anne Osdieck


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