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Fifth Sunday in Lent - April 2, 2017

A prayer based on John 11.1-45

Living God,
Who rose from the dead that we might live,
help us to share in your resurrection life.
Knowing your love, may we live for others,
giving of ourselves and speaking words that restore.
Where there are people living without resurrection hope,
may we bring light to the darkness, and strength to
those who are vulnerable and living in despair.

Sixth Sunday in Lent - April 9, 2017

A prayer based on Matthew 21.1-11

God of all,
You entered Jerusalem and were
celebrated, worshipped, adored.
Help me to worship as those who laid their palms before you.
I offer to you all that I am and all that I have.
In this holy week, may I fix my gaze
on the sacrifice you made
and worship your name.

Easter Day - April 16, 2017

A prayer based on Matthew 28.1-10

Loving God,
In rising from the dead,
You gave new life to those around you;
may we know the resurrection life you bring.
Help us to share this new life with those who
feel completely lifeless, or deprived of joy.
We pray for all those who feel like giving up
and ask that you give hope and peace to all this Easter.

Second Sunday of Easter - April 23, 2017

A prayer based on John 20.19-31

God of peace,
Thank you for your reassuring
‘Peace be with you’.
May we know your peace,
grow in your peace,
delight in your peace.
May we learn to receive from your
Spirit, the peace that you bring.

Third Sunday of Easter - April 30, 2017

A prayer based on Luke 24.13-35

Loving Lord,
When the disciples were despairing, you gave them hope.
Help me to bring peace to those who despair around me.
Where there is suffering, pain or illness,
help me to bring your peace.
Where young people feel rejected or abandoned,
help me to bring your peace.
Where poverty robs families of identity, life and purpose,
help me to bring your peace.
Where members of our communities feel isolated or ignored,
help me to bring your peace.