3rd Sunday of Easter
April 18, 2021
May your people exult for ever, O God,
in renewed youthfulness of spirit,
so that, rejoicing now
in the restored glory of our adoption,
we may look forward
in confident hope
to the rejoicing of the day of resurrection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
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 Easter hope in our hearts, let us bring our prayers and needs before the Lord.
For the Church, may she increase in grace and holiness during this Easter season, let us pray to the Lord.
For the unborn, may their sacred lives be protected and valued, let us pray to the Lord.
For all of us gathered here, may the Lord develop within us hearts of love and stewardship in order to draw ever closer to him, let us pray to the Lord.
For our beloved dead – family and friends who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith – may they rest in the eternal peace of Christ, 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.
Gracious Father, we place our hopes and fear, our needs and desires into your loving hands. Grant our prayers according to your holy will. We ask this through your Son, Christ our Lord. 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.
Receive, O Lord, we pray,
these offerings of your exultant Church,
and, as you have given her cause
for such great gladness,
grant also that the gifts we bring
may bear fruit in perpetual happiness.
Through Christ our Lord.