Fifth Sunday of Lent 2020: Prayers of the Faithful and Homily

Version 2

“Lazarus, Come Out!” Painting by: Ronald Raab, CSC 2020

 

CLICK here to listen to today’s homily

 

March 29, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Lent

We pray for those who face major ethical decisions in life. God, may we be comforted realizing that life has value and beauty.

We pray to the Lord.

We pray for all who are ill with coronavirus and those who have died. For all who live in uncertainty and fear. For healthcare works and civic leaders, for those who race to the bedside of our ill and dying.

We pray to the Lord.

We pray for our children who grieve their parent’s death and for all who stand beside a gravesite. God, in your mercy, treasure your people.

We pray to the Lord.

We pray for a new and vital trust in faith. God, console us in our weariness and in all of our unanswered questions.

We pray to the Lord.

We pray to be released from fear, hatred and cynicism. God, bring new life and resurrection to all who seek you in sincerity and truth.

We pray to the Lord.

We pray for people marginalized because of skin color, language and ethnic backgrounds. God, welcome all people to your altar and console those lost along the fray.

We pray to the Lord.

We pray for a vital and new responsibility for life. God, help us not blame others for our own lack of faith and ignorance. Open up faith, love and hope for us all.

We pray to the Lord

We pray for all who are grieving the dead. God, may we turn to you when death is near. Restore trust among us. In this Mass…

We pray to the Lord.

 

 

1 thought on “Fifth Sunday of Lent 2020: Prayers of the Faithful and Homily

  1. A little bit of humor. A few years back when I was working Bible School with the Sisters we did a skit on this Gospel. We used a roll of tp to wrap the boy who played Lazarus. We all enjoyed the skit and I think of it whenever I hear this Gospel.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s