4th Sunday of Lent
March 14, 2021
O God, who through your Word
reconcile the human race to yourself
in a wonderful way,
grant, we pray,
that with prompt devotion
and eager faith
the Christian people may hasten
toward the solemn celebrations to come.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Alleluia & Gospel Reading
Prayers of the Faithful
As we commit ourselves to continual conversion to Jesus, the light of the world, let us offer our petitions to our Father in heaven.
For the leaders of the Church, may Christ, the source of their wisdom, strengthen their hearts as they teach God’s law in our world, let us pray to the Lord.
For national and local leaders, may God strengthen them in honor and integrity, let us pray to the Lord.
For the sick, the suffering, and those who live in the darkness of fear, may God bring them the light of his healing and peace, let us pray to the Lord.
For all who have died, may they experience the joy and light of heaven, with all those who have gone before us, let us pray to the Lord.
For all who serve in difficult and distant places particularly relief workers and members of the military: that God will guide their service and bring them home safely to their families.…and 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.
who enlighten everyone who comes into this world, illuminate our hearts,
with the splendor of your grace,
that we may always ponder
what is worthy and pleasing to your majesty
and love you in all sincerity.
Through Christ our Lord.