Prayers of the People for the Second Sunday of Easter

As we celebrate God’s salvation, demonstrated in the resurrection of Jesus, we pray for the world God loves, the church God calls, and all people according to their needs, saying, “God of new life,” and responding, “Hear our prayer.”

[Short pause]

God of Resurrection, Hallelujah!  You come to your world in spite of worries, fears and doubts.  You come through locked doors, and into closed hearts, bringing light to all of our darkness.  We praise you.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

God of Resurrection, Hallelujah!  You endure your church’s questions and reservations.  Give us patience to support each other as we struggle to understand, and give us the desire to follow wherever you lead.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

God of Resurrection, Hallelujah!  You are constantly doing new things among us, around us, and in us.  Open us to the new, the different, the strange.  Increase our willingness to be partners in everything you are doing.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

God of Resurrection, Hallelujah!  We pray for life in the midst of death, for faith in the midst of doubt, for health in the midst of sickness, for hope in the midst of despair.  Rest your healing presence on all those we name before you.
[Long pause]
Help us be vehicles of healing and reconciliation.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

God of Resurrection, Hallelujah!  You have overcome every obstacle in bringing new life to light.  Give us perseverance in the face of apathy, creativity in the face of difficulty, and trust in the face of opposition.  Help us be your resurrection people.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

Trusting your life-giving promise, we offer these prayers in the name of Jesus, our living Saviour.
Amen.

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2 thoughts on “Prayers of the People for the Second Sunday of Easter

  1. Rebecca

    These are wonderful! St Timothy’s Anglican in Burnaby is going to…er…borrow them (with credit given to you!) cuz I’m not in a prayer writing frame of mind this morning. And why try to improve on perfection, eh?

    Happy Easter!

    Reply

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