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Easter Vigil
April 7, 2012

Easter Vigil

Ideas for General Intercessions

These ideas are designed to be starting points for the prayers of a particular community of faith.

Joe Milner

For the Church: that we will continue to be instruments of Christ’s light for all who have lived in darkness, of hope for all who know pain and suffering, and of love for all who have been rejected

For all the newly baptized: that they may be faithful disciples of Jesus, bearers of the light of Christ in their lives, and witnesses to Christ in their words and deeds,

For all who have been received into full communion or confirmed: that they will persevere faithfully in all that God asks of them, enrich the Church community with their gifts, and manifest the reign of God in their words and deeds

For all the human family: that we who have been created in the image and likeness of God may recognize and respect God’s gift of life in one another

For rebirth of the human community: that the powers of death, racism, poverty, and disease may be conquered by Christ’s victory

For all who yearn for freedom: for those enslaved, those held unjustly, those bound by addiction, and for those who live under oppressive governments: that God will lead them forth to freedom, wholeness, and safety

For all who thirst for something more in life: that they may come to the living water that satisfies all the longings of the human heart

For renewal of our hearts and spirits: that the Spirit will lead us to a deeper relationship with God, greater compassion for all who suffer, and true forgiveness for all who have injured us

For all in this Community: that renewed through word and sacrament, we may be strong in faith, confident in hope, and abounding with love for God and neighbor

For all who do not have faith in the resurrection: that God will touch their hearts and lead them to an encounter with the Risen Lord

For a deepening of our commitments: that we who have renewed our baptismal promises may profess through our actions the Lordship of Jesus and live faithfully as children of the light

For the grace of reconciliation and healing, for families that are divided; for churches and communities that are at odds; and for nations that are in conflict: that the power of the Resurrection may bring new opportunities for healing and growth,

For all who are oppressed and burdened, particularly the sick, the poor, the unemployed, and those who are refugees: that God will give them strength and open new channels of help and assistance for them,

For the gift of peace: that the Spirit of God will bring forth a springtime of peace in the Mid-East, in our city streets, and within

Joe Milner coordinates RCIA and is a member of the Liturgy Planning Team for St. Francis Xavier College Church on Saint Louis University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information about St. Francis Xavier go to:

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Art by Martin Erspamer, O.S.B.
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