Second Sunday of Easter – ‘Low’ Sunday

Thomas remained in doubt until he returned to the community of faith:  for the unity of all God’s Church,  that together we will offer to an unbelieving world a convincing sign of faith, proclaiming the Risen Lord of the Church

                 [reader]                        JESUS IS RISEN…
                 [response:]                 HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Thomas saw and he believed:  for a world that cannot believe because they cannot see;  for a world that cannot believe because they cannot hope;  for a world that cannot believe because they cannot trust – that Christians everywhere and in our Parish will draw many to a renewed faith in the Risen Christ

                 [reader]                        JESUS IS RISEN…
                 [response:]                 HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Jesus vanquishes death: as we pray eternal life for Prince Philip, we ask the Comforter, the Holy Spirit to console and strengthen the faith of his widow, Queen Elizabeth and all the Royal Family

                 [reader]                        JESUS IS RISEN…
                 [response:]                 HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Jesus’ wounds were healing for broken disciples:  may we have the courage to face our own brokenness,  walk with others in their brokenness with an unconditional love,  and allow miracles of healing to flow from our community: we pray especially for our refugee and LBGT friends, that the pain of rejection and judgement may be soon healed

                 [reader]                        JESUS IS RISEN…
                 [response:]                 HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Jesus sent his disciples to touch the wounds of the world, forgiving and reconciling:  that the Church of God will challenge the madness of knife and gun crimes in our cities and towns; will challenge war and terrorism, creating peace and miracles of new beginnings, especially throughout the Middle East and conflict torn parts of Africa; for all communities of Reconciliation – Corrymeela in Northern Ireland; Taizé in France; Pax Christi throughout the world; may we all be living parables of reconciliation

                 [reader]                        JESUS IS RISEN…
                 [response:]                 HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Jesus speaks the Easter ‘Peace’:  may we always serve peace in our fractured world:  serve healing for every distressed heart and wounded mind especially those traumatised by refugee journeys; for peace, harmony and justice in the streets and homes of our City of Bristol

                 [reader]                        JESUS IS RISEN…
                 [response:]                 HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Jesus comes among them and heals:  for the sick of body and mind, and for all who are darkened by depression; we pray in particular for all suffering with the Corona virus and for all caring for them and families anxious for them: …. ;
May Risen Lord share His Resurrection with all who have died recently, especially Prince Philip,  Fr Hans Kung, the victims of Covid-19 and all killed by terror and conflict
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time: …

                 [reader]                        JESUS IS RISEN…
                 [response:]                 HE IS TRULY RISEN!

Mary,  sharing most fully the Resurrection of Jesus, pray with us and for us…
HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment of the silence of peace…

Leave a Reply