EASTER 2nd, 4th and 6th Weeks

MONDAY Morning Prayer

Greeting and Doxology

Colossians 2:9-10, 12
In Christ, the whole fullness of deity dwells Bodily, and you have come to fullness in him,
who is head of every ruler and authority. When you were buried with him in baptism, you
were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.

Jesus breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Alleluia!

Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
who shepherds the people and
sets them free.

God raises from David’s house
a child with
power to save.
Through the holy prophets
God promised in
ages past
to save us from enemy hands,
from the grip of
all who hate us.

The Lord favored our ancestors
recalling the
sacred covenant,
the pledge to our an
cestor Abraham,
to free us
from our enemies,
so we might worship without fear
and be holy and just
all our days.

And you child, will be called
Prophet of
the Most High,
for you will come to prepare
a pathway
for the Lord
by teaching the peo
ple salvation
through forgiveness
of their sin.

Out of God’s
deepest mercy
a dawn will come
from on high,
light for those sha
dowed by death,
a guide for our feet on the
way to peace.


O God, you give the gift of your Spirit to all who ask. We pray especially today for those who
exercise authority in the church and world.

For the pope and all bishops and clergy:
May their ministry assist the church to come to fullness of life in you.

For leaders of religious congregations and
of conferences of religious:
~ May their efforts strengthen the witness of religious life in the church.

For delegates and officials of the United Nations:
~ May their deliberations lead to justice and peace in our world.

For civil officials in our own country:
~ May their work promote the well-being of all citizens, especially the most needy.

For the administrators of our Mercy ministries:
May their leadership promote the effective use of the talents of many.

The Lord’s Prayer Prayer Gracious God, your Son Jesus Christ is the head of every ruler and authority. In him we have an example of compassionate leadership and merciful service. Help us and our leaders to follow his example in all things. We make this prayer with confidence in your constant care for us. Amen. BLESSING May the Spirit of God find a home in us. Amen May the Spirit of God animate us. Amen. May the Spirit of God create new hearts in us. Amen.

EASTER 2nd, 4th and 6th Weeks MONDAY Evening Prayer

Greeting and Doxology

I Corinthians 12:12-13,27

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and we were all made to drink of one Sprit. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
The whole group who believed were of one heart and one soul, and everything they owned was held in common.
I acclaim the greatness of the Lord, I delight in God my savior, who regarded my humble state. Truly from this day on all ages will call me blest. For God, wonderful in power, has used that strength for me. Holy the name of the Lord! Whose mercy embraces the faithful, one generation to the next. The mighty arm of God scatters the proud in their conceit, pulls tyrants from their thrones, and raises up the humble. The Lord fills the starving and lets the rich go hungry. God rescues lowly Israel, recalling the promise of mercy, the promise made to our ancestors, to Abraham’s heirs for ever. INTERCESSIONS Jesus, our Risen Savior, through our baptism we have been united with you. We pray for the grace we need to live in union and charity, in the many communities of which we are a part:
Help us to become one in heart and soul in you.

In the universal church, present throughout the world:

In our diocesan and parish church:

Among the Sisters of Mercy throughout the world:

Among those with whom we share community:

Among those with whom we minister:

Jesus, through the gift of your Spirit we are one in you. Help us to appreciate all the special qualities that make us different from one another, and help us to overcome any fear or prejudice which might separate us from one another. We make this prayer in union with your Spirit who abides in us through your gracious gift. Amen.

May the Spirit of God find a home in us. Amen May the Spirit of God animate us. Amen. May the Spirit of God create new hearts in us. Amen.