4th Sunday of Easter
April 25, 2021
Let us Sing in Glory to God
Almighty ever-living God,
lead us to a share in the joys of heaven,
so that the humble flock
where the brave Shepherd
has gone before.
Who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
for ever and ever.
Alleluia & Gospel Reading
Prayers of the Faithful
Let us now offer our petitions to our Father in heaven.
For the pope, bishops, and all leaders of the Church, may God guide them in their efforts to shepherd his people, let us pray to the Lord.
For the sick and those worried about the health of loved ones, may the Lord protect them from all needless anxiety and bring them health of mind and body, let us pray to the Lord.
For this faith community, may the Holy Spirit help us and guide us to hear the Shepherd’s voice in our lives, let us pray to the Lord.
For all who have died marked with the sign of faith, may they experience fullness of joy with God and the saints in heaven, let us pray to the Lord.
For all the prayers that we hold in the silence of our hearts, let us pray to the Lord.
Father, we entrust our prayers to you in the holy name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Look upon your flock, kind Shepherd, and be pleased to settle
in eternal pastures
the sheep you have redeemed
by the Precious Blood of your Son.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.