The Ascension of the Lord 2020: MT 28: 16-20, Homily, Prayers of the Faithful

May 24, 2020 bulletin cover

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Gospel MT 28:16-20

The eleven disciples went to Galilee,
to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.
When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.
Then Jesus approached and said to them,
“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

 

 

Prayers of the Faithful 

Let us pray to set our sights on our Church Universal, that we may work diligently even beyond our fear to spread the Good News of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ Jesus.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray to set our sights on the needs of parents who struggle to raise their children with autism or misfortune or disability. May we walk among people who need strong shoulders as guides and immense resources to survive.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray to set our sights on our desperate poor here on earth, for family members who stray from our nests, for people who face catastrophic need from storms and floods and for our youth unable to make sense of their futures.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray to set our sights on the person of Christ Jesus living here on earth among all who most need healing, love and forgiveness. May we walk in faith, integrity and service. May COVID-19 offer us a vital humility and ongoing compassion.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray to set our sights on healing and hope for people with mental illness and who may not want to live another day. May we as believers offer remedy and insight to people who question their very existence.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray to set our sights on the needs of people who are ill or homebound, that we may serve to alleviate fear among those who sit at the bedsides of the dying. For our beloved dead, especially those who died of COVID-19.

We pray to the Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

1 thought on “The Ascension of the Lord 2020: MT 28: 16-20, Homily, Prayers of the Faithful

  1. I pray that I am doing the work that Jesus has for me to bring Love, Peace and Hope to people. I am asking for many things in our world, church, family and myself. Come Holy Spirit and set us all on fire with God’s Love.

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