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Vigil on the Holy Night of Easter
April 11, 2020

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 live in darkness, of hope for all who know pain, and of love for all who experience rejection

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 completed their Christian Initiation: 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 lives

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

For all of creation: that God will guide us in protecting and preserving the earth that God saw to be very good so that our descendants may share in God’s generous gifts

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

For all who yearn for liberation: that God will lead to freedom and wholeness all who are enslaved, held unjustly, bound by addiction, oppressed by poverty, caught in the middle of warfare, or under quarantine:

For all who are called to make a sacrifice: that God will give them the grace to trust and be open to the greater good that God can bring forth through their surrender and love

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 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, growth, and reconciliation

For all the human family: that God will deliver us from the Covid-19 virus, keep safe all who are vulnerable to the disease, and protect all healthcare workers who are serving those who are ill

For all healthcare workers: that God will protect them and their families from harm, renew their strength and energy, and help them to be instruments of healing and compassion

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:
Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB
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