Lent and Easter 2020 intercessions

First Sunday of Lent

We pray this Family Fast Day for all our sisters and brothers around the world: particularly those without access to the healthcare they need in order to flourish. Through our Lenten prayer, fasting and almsgiving, may God renew our resolve to work with them to end poverty and injustice. Lord, in your mercy...

Second Sunday of Lent

We pray for our parish community: that we may be moved by God’s love to reach out to others in our turn, especially to those who are poor, so that no one may feel abandoned, forgotten or alone. Lord, in your mercy…

Third Sunday of Lent

We pray for the Church throughout the world: that she may be a sign of God’s love for all people and a beacon of hope for all who are in need. Lord, in your mercy…

Fourth Sunday of Lent

We pray for world leaders: that the Holy Spirit may guide them to speak out for what is right and take action to build a better future. Lord, in your mercy…

Fifth Sunday of Lent

We pray for everyone who is sick or afraid, bereaved or isolated around the world; and we pray for all who support them. May God grant each of them peace and comfort, courage and perseverance. Lord, in your mercy...

Palm Sunday

We pray for the Church and for the world: that God may grant us the gifts of courage, compassion and wisdom as we face challenging circumstances together. Lord, in your mercy...

Easter Sunday

We pray for everyone in our global family who is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, for those in our own parish, and for those who live in countries where healthcare is limited and poverty brings enormous challenges. May God grant us all the gift of an open-hearted, generous and compassionate response to those in need. Lord, in your mercy...

More Lent and Easter prayers

Lent prayer: He heals the brokenhearted

A special Lenten fast

The grace of forty days

A Lenten meditation

Holy Week prayers

Easter prayers

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