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On this 7th Sunday after Easter, we continue to remember the glorious day of Jesus’ Resurrection. We also remember Christ’s appearance to His disciples, opening their eyes; the opening also of their minds to His being the messiah, in fulfillment of the Old Testament; that He is the Good Shepherd who lay down His life for us sheep; that He is the Vine through whom we, His branches, bear good fruit; His commandment to love one another as He loved us. Alleluia!
We also look forward to next Sunday, Pentecost, day of the Holy Spirit. We give thanks for the birth of the Church!
With all our hearts and minds. We pray to the Lord.
For God’s people throughout the world; for Katharine, our Presiding Bishop; for Eugene and Joe, our Diocesan Bishops; for Richard, our Rector; for Anglican Communion Sunday in the Anglican cycle of prayer; for St. Mark’s, Highland; St. Mary’s, Woodlawn; St. Paul’s, Poplar Springs; and the Baltimore National Seafarers’ Center in the Diocese of Maryland. We pray for the Church.
For peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. We pray for justice and peace.
For the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison. We pray for those in any need or trouble.
For those celebrating anniversaries of their birth, baptism or wedding. For each of them we give thanks. We lift up our hearts with joy.
For all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of Him. We pray that we may find and be found by Him.
For the departed and those who grieve. We pray for those who have died.
For those in every generation in whom Christ has been honored, especially the holy people whose lives the Church remembers this week: the deacon Alcuin, who rekindled the light of Christian learning in the Middle Ages; John Eliot, “the apostle to the Indians”, who devoted his life to preaching the gospel to the Algonquins and to translating the Bible into their language; Jackson Kemper, the first Episcopal missionary bishop in the United States, who was a founder of Nashotah House, one of our eleven seminaries; the monk Bede, who is venerated as “Father of English history”; Augustine, who led a mission to the pagan Anglo-Saxons and who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury. We pray that we may have grace to glorify Christ in our own day!
We offer all these prayers in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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