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Catholic Prayer: Prayers for the Easter Season

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Continue to celebrate Easter with Holy Mother Church through all of the fifty days ordained for this joyous feast. Here are some brief and simple prayers that may be said in the family each day until Pentecost.

Prayer:

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (or Divine Mercy Sunday)

Prayers for the Sunday are continued during the week with the regular family prayers.
Family: The Lord is truly risen, Alleluia.
Father: Let us pray. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Almighty God, that we who have observed the paschal mystery, may by Thy favor manifest its power by lives of virtue. Through Christ our Lord.
Family: Alleluia, Alleluia.
Father: Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and divinity and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.
Family: Alleluia.

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Family:Alleluia.
Father: Let us pray. O God, who dost manifest to those in error the light of Thy Truth that they may return to the way of holiness, grant that all who profess themselves Christians may spurn whatever is hostile to that name and embrace whatever is in harmony with it. Through Christ our Lord.
Family: Alleluia, Alleluia.
Father: I heard a voice from heaven as the voice of mighty thunders, Alleluia. Our God shall reign forever, Alleluia, for now has come the salvation and the power and the authority of His Christ, Alleluia.
Family: And a voice came forth from the throne saying: Praise our God, all you His servants, and you who fear Him, the small and the great! Alleluia.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER OR GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY

Father: Alleluia. Risen is the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for His sheep and who deigned to die for His flock, Alleluia.
Family: Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Father: Let us pray. O God, by the humility of Thy Son, Thou hast raised up a fallen world; to Thy faithful people give a lasting joy so that those whom Thou hast rescued from the danger of eternal death may enjoy endless happiness because of Thee. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Family: Alleluia, Alleluia.

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Family: The Lord is truly risen, Alleluia.
Father: Let us pray. O God, who makest the minds of the faithful to be of one will, grant that Thy people may love whatever Thou commandest and desire whatever Thou dost promise; then in spite of the changing fortunes of this world, our hearts will be set where true joys are to be found. Through Christ our Lord.
Family: Alleluia. Alleluia.
Father: I am the true vine, you are the branches! He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Family: As the Father has loved Me, I also have loved you, alleluia.

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Family:The Lord is truly risen, Alleluia.
Father: Let us pray. O God, all good things come from Thee; by Thy holy inspiration grant unto Thy humble servants to think correctly and by Thy merciful guidance to act accordingly. Through Christ our Lord.
Family: Alleluia, Alleluia.
Father:Ask, and you shall receive that your joy may be full.
Family: For the Father Himself loves you because you have loved Me, and believed, Alleluia, Alleluia.

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Family:God has raised up His Son and has enthroned Him in glory, Alleluia.
Father: Let us pray. Loving Father, hear our prayers and grant that the Savior of mankind, who now dwells with You in equal majesty, may continue His presence with us, as He promised, to the end of time. Through Christ our Lord.
Family: Alleluia, Alleluia.
Father: Father, I have glorified You on earth.
Family: I have finished the work You gave Me to do, Alleluia.

Prayer Source: Family Customs: Easter to Pentecost by Helen McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1956
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