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Thursday in the 2nd week of Easter or St. Stanislaus, B & M

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Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

Psalm 67

O God, be gracious and bless us
and let your face shed its light upon us.
So will your ways be known upon earth
and all nations learn your saving help.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

Let the nations be glad and exult
for you rule the world with justice.
With fairness you rule the peoples,
you guide the nations on earth.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

The earth has yielded its fruit
for God, our God, has blessed us.
May God still give us his blessing
till the ends of the earth revere him.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia.

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No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on April 11th, 2024 at 0:00

Loving Jesus,Teach us not to be bound to earthly things rather to focus on heavenly things. Help us to seek Your mercy that flows anew every morning to be shared with others through us. Draw us into Your divine & infinite love & inspire us to imitate You. Inspire us to persevere strongly our faith.

No Image Ruth on April 10th, 2024 at 22:57

Please pray for my daughter, Cassie. She is 7.5 months pregnant and has too much amniotic fluid. She would like a natural birth, as her 1st birth was a caesarian. I pray that God gives her and her husband a healthy baby.

No Image thereseozi on April 10th, 2024 at 22:50

I am a younger widow, no family, no one to help, I'm a cancer patient asking for prayers for healing, health, protection, financial security, deliverance, a wonderful place to live and that God would bring a good man into my life. I will remember all the intentions here.

No Image Blake Evans on April 10th, 2024 at 21:56

for 2 young men arrived from Colombia their friends who promised a home base turned out to be false; they are homeless need work and help; for the repose of a young unbaptized man 23 who died mysteriously no explanation; for justice for Fr. EEC regarding an accident and settlement.

No Image Marie on April 10th, 2024 at 17:47

Please pray for my son as he & I were involved in a crash this afternoon, the impact sounded worse than what it was, prayers for healing. Needing Gods help with fresh perspectives, love & forgiveness.

No Image Debra on April 10th, 2024 at 10:06

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No Image bk on April 10th, 2024 at 9:45

A new boss decided to eliminate a position. They are now trying to fire Christina because she cannot do the work of 2 people. She can't stop crying. Please pray that she find peace and God's will in this horrible injustice. And that management's heart softens...

No Image gabigale on April 10th, 2024 at 7:56

Please pray with us for discernment regarding the sale of property on which my husband has conducted business for 50 years. We pray always in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen

No Image Mark on April 10th, 2024 at 7:22

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No Image Ken Des on April 10th, 2024 at 7:08

For my mother who has no appetite for her nursing home food and is losing weight. For everyone who prays with me here.

No Image Tom on April 10th, 2024 at 5:57

May God receive glory from our lives.

No Image David Huyck on April 10th, 2024 at 0:55

Please pray for my Mom. She has a bad hip that causes her much pain, and a recent eye condition that has been affecting her sight. She needs healing. Thank you.

No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on April 10th, 2024 at 0:00

Lord Jesus, strengthen our faith to understand the Father’s generosity for his gift of eternal life. Inspirit us to accept the Light versus darkness; the excitement of darkness doesn't last for long compared to the infinite love of the Father. Help us not to replicate the sins of our ancestors. Amen

No Image Gerard McCabe on April 9th, 2024 at 14:08

Lord God, we thank you for the gift of each day. Give us hearts which are full of generosity of spirit, that we may pray deeply for all those who ask our prayers.

No Image psalm118verse24 on April 9th, 2024 at 14:01

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands." In thanksgiving to our Lord Jesus for a perfect day and magnificent view in Amherst Ohio of the awesome 4/8/2024 spectacular total eclipse of the sun. We offer our prayers of gratitude and reverence. Thank You!

No Image Grzegorz Okulewicz on April 9th, 2024 at 7:57

That the power of the Resurrection may enlighten the Cross of each Christian so that we all may see the love of God in our weakness and suffering.

No Image wendy Rodriguez-Baiyewu on April 9th, 2024 at 7:32

Lord I ask for a grateful heart in spite of all the challenges I face today, to walk by faith and not by sight! Protect the sanctity of life and bless all marriages with the graces they need to be a sign of love and unity in this culture of death. And for Peace in all areas of war and destruction!

No Image Toni on April 9th, 2024 at 6:44

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No Image Tom on April 9th, 2024 at 5:49

May God open our hearts to sing his praises and announce his goodness and truth.

No Image Christine on April 9th, 2024 at 1:49

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No Image c h on April 9th, 2024 at 1:44

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No Image Jeanette on April 9th, 2024 at 0:35

Please pray for my daughter, Deborah, who is having a lot of anxiety and stress over her job. She is searching for a new job and seeking out the Lords direction as to His will. She ask for discernment in this and to know His voice when He speaks to her. Lord Jesus, lead her with your Holy Spirit.

No Image Marie-Lou Dauharry on April 9th, 2024 at 0:00

Majestic King, give us the grace to become strong, faithful & genuine disciples of Yours. Empower us to teach the unbelievers the Truth. Deliver us from sins of rejecting Your teachings/testimonies. Rebuke us lovingly with clarity/understanding to understabd Your Truth to better serve You. Amen

No Image Stanley Galaura on April 8th, 2024 at 19:50

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