PETITIONS FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER—APRIL 26th, 2020
ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHURCH
For the world in turmoil due to the pandemic of viral sickness but also the pandemic of violence, exploitation, and war— that Christ’s reign of love bring healing and peace.
Many people are on significant journeys— missionaries, health care workers, members of the military, migrants. May they be aware that the stranger along the way is Christ Himself guiding and inspiring them.
For all who are ill, particularly those with Covid-19—may they experience the sublime touch of God’s healing love that relieves their pain, strengthens them in mind and body, and restores them to full health.
We pray for all people of faith and good will that they rise to the challenges of our day, reaching out to feed the hungry and comfort the suffering. May we as followers of Christ lead the way.
We pray for family members and friends who at this very moment may be facing death. May those affected by the passing of loved ones be sustained by Faith and healed by Love.