One of the fruits of Easter is the coming of the Holy Spirit into our world. We ask God our Father to help us to be open to the Spirit as we make our prayers to Him.
We pray for the leaders of the Church: may they always be open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and so, through Him, grow in the fullness of wisdom and truth: (pause) … Lord hear us.
Let us pray for the world in which we live: may all Christians realise that the world is continually changing, for better or for worse. It will only be for the better if, by being open to the Holy Spirit, everyone makes a positive Christian contribution to the society around them. May we work at doing just that: (pause) … Lord hear us.
We remember those whose faith has become weak: may their faith find a renewed awakening through the power of God’s Holy Spirit and may the dying embers of their love of God be fanned into a flame once again: (pause) … Lord hear us.
We pray for a spirit of Christian unity: may all Christians ask the Lord to send his Holy Spirit among us to heal the wounds of our division and strengthen our common faith: (pause) … Lord hear us.
We make our prayers with Mary, Mother of the Risen Lord, as we say: Hail Mary … etc.
We pray in silence to our heavenly Father for our own intentions.
God our Father, you have not left us orphans but sent us the Holy Spirit in whose power we make our prayers to you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
6th Sunday in Easter Time – Year A