|Lamps Inside the Tomb of Jesus|
Today is sometimes called Mercy Sunday./ We pray to learn a new depth of kindness from the mercy of God revealed in Christ./ We pray to the Lord.
Today is also called Bright Sunday./ We pray for those who experience only darkness,/ depression,/ burdens and hopelessness in their lives./ For each human person to know some happiness./ We pray to the Lord.
Fanatics blew up a crowded playground in Lahore, Pakistan on Easter night/ killing 72 and injuring 300 people./ We pray for all who have suffered this great sadness/ and for the conversion of those who kill people,/ even children./ We pray to the Lord.
Our country is suffering a deadly,/ drug-abuse epidemic./ We pray for wisdom,/ resolve and national healing./ We pray to the Lord.
We remember our families in the Easter Season,/ those who are having a hard time of it,/ emotionally,/ physically,/ spiritually or financially./ For courage and strength./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who are sick,/ lonely,/ unemployed,/ away from loved ones,/ without opportunity/ or weakened by anxieties./ And we ask for the awareness,/ willingness and strength that will be asked of us this week./ We pray to the Lord.
Finally we pray for those who have died since last Easter,/ asking as well/ the blessings of comfort and restoration for those who are mourning/ where there is death by enemies./ We pray to the Lord.