May 16, 2021
Ascension of the Lord
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
who believe that your Only Begotten Son, our Redeemer,
ascended this day to the heavens,
may in spirit
dwell already in heavenly realms.
Who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
for ever and ever.
Let us Sing in Glory to God
Alleluia & Gospel Reading
Prayers of the Faithful
With faith in the name of Jesus, raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, we present our needs to the Father.
For Pope Francis and bishops, may they receive the protection and favor of God as they minister in the name of Christ, let us pray to the Lord.
- For local and national leaders, may the Spirit of God move them to work together to protect the rights of all, including the unborn, let us pray to the Lord.
For those who have wandered away from their faith in Jesus, may God grant them understanding and a yearning heart, let us pray to the Lord.
For those who have died, may they enter into the eternal life promised through Christ’s resurrection, let us pray to the Lord.
For the intentions in our hearts...., let us pray to the Lord.
Heavenly Father, hear our prayers, and in your mercy, fill us with what we need to do your work. We ask this through 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.
Almighty ever-living God,
who allow those on earth
to celebrate divine mysteries,
grant, we pray,
that Christian hope
may draw us onward
to where our nature
is united with you.
Through Christ our Lord.