Second Sunday of Easter (B)



The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is central to our Christian belief. In his name, and by his victory over death, let us turn to God our Father in prayer, trusting in faith that he hears and answers our prayer.


Let us pray for the Church, rejoicing in the Resurrection: may her message of life after death and of our ultimate destiny in glory be her constant teaching and preaching:  (pause)  …  Lord hear us.

We pray for those in charge of our social services: may they, like the believers in the early Church, look with compassion on the poor, especially those without adequate housing:  (pause)  …  Lord hear us.

For those in search of faith, especially the young: may the challenge of the Gospel be presented to them in all its fullness. As the Lord Jesus himself was patient with Thomas, so may we be patient with them in their period of questioning the truths of faith:  (pause)  …  Lord hear us.

Let us pray for a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, the Mass: may we realise with ever greater conviction that this is the means by which Christ as a Father, draws us together, speaks to us and unites us as a community and as a family before sending us back out into the world taking his life with us:  (pause)  …  Lord hear us.

We pray with Mary who rejoiced in her Son’s resurrection as we say:

Hail Mary … etc.

We make our own personal prayers to God our Father in silence for a moment or two.


God our Father, believing that your Son conquered sin and death, we make our prayers to you, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Second Sunday of Easter – Year B

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