Pope Francis Prayer for Lent and Easter
During this Easter season, we lift to you our Christian brothers and sisters
in Africa. In imitation of the merciful Jesus, may they be able to give prophetic
witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace. Amen.
Our Easter Prayer
In the light of this Eastertide, dear Lord of Life, let us rejoice and embrace each
other. Let us forgive and be forgiven. Let our Alleluias spill out into the streets
and fields where we abide. In our poverty and our wealth, in our sufferings and
triumphs, fill us to bursting with the joy of this Good News. You have set us free.
With Courage Seek the Lord
Cast away your troublesome cares! Put aside your wearisome distractions! Give
yourself time to converse with God, and take your rest awhile in him. Enter into
the secret chamber of your heart, leave everything out side but God, and when
you have shut the door, then truly seek him. Amen.
Prayer of Humility and Charity
I pray to you today Lord, help me to be open to my own poverty. To be honest
about my weaknesses. To realize I cannot fix everything. I long for the gentle touch of
you Jesus, to set me free of these longings. One word from you Lord to touch me,
to give me courage, to touch my whole being, that I may receive the healing of simple
humility and charity. Amen.
Prayer for Our Deceased
Lord Jesus, we beseech your infinite mercy for our loved ones who you
have taken in their final steps towards new and everlasting life. You
promised eternal salvation so generously to all who believe in you. O Lord,
we are yours, and you are with us. In your infinite goodness, please grant
eternal rest to our loved ones and may your perpetual light shine upon them.
Thank you Lord for the Beauty of the Sunrise
Heavenly Father, I thank you for the beauty of this sunrise of a new day. Through
the life-giving power of your Holy Spirit, you have given me another opportunity
to grow in my faith, my hope in you, and my love for you by serving you and my
neighbor. Guide me in my work today, and show me how to bear fruit and find joy
in all that I do. Help me to become the person you want me to be so that I can
reveal your love to others. Amen.