Intercessions for Easter Week
See the Daily Intercessions for each Day of Easter Week.
Easter Sunday

Christ is the Lord of life, raised up by the Father; in his turn he will raise us up by his power. Let us pray to him, saying:
  Christ our life, save us.
Lord Jesus, light shining in the darkness, you lead your people into life, and give our mortal nature the gift of holiness,
 - may we spend this day in praise of your glory.
Lord, you walked the way of suffering and crucifixion,
 - may we suffer and die with you, and rise again to share your glory.
Son of the Father, our master and our brother, you have made us a kingdom of priests for our God,
 - may we offer you our joyful sacrifice of praise.
King of glory, we look forward to the great day of your coming in splendor,
 - that we may see you face to face, and be transformed in your likeness.

Monday within the Octave of Easter

The Father glorified Jesus and appointed him heir to all nations. Let us praise him, saying:
  Save us, Lord, through your victory.
Lord Christ, by your victory you broke the power of evil and destroyed sin and death,
 - make us victorious over sin today.
You laid death low, and brought us new life,
 - grant that we may walk today in this new life,
 You gave life to the dead, and led mankind from death to life,
 - give eternal life to all those we shall meet today.
You brought confusion on the guards at your tomb, but joy to your disciples,
 - grant the fullness of joy to all who serve you.

Tuesday within the Octave of Easter

By his own power Christ raised up the temple of his body when it had been destroyed in death. With joy let us ask him:
  Lord, share with us the fruits of your victory.
Christ our Savior, when you rose again you brought to the holy women and the apostles the joyful news of a world redeemed,
 - make us witnesses to your risen life.
You promised to all people that we would rise up again to newness of life,
 - make us heralds of your Gospel.
You showed yourself to your apostles and breathed the Holy Spirit on them,
 - renew in us the presence of the same creator Spirit.
You promised to be with your disciples to the end of the world,
  - stay with us today, and remain with us always.

Wednesday within the Octave of Easter

Christ was given up for our sins and rose again to make us righteous. Let us cry out to him, saying:
  Save us, Lord, by your victory.
Christ our Savior, in conquering death you brought us joy, in rising again you raised us up and filled us with the abundance of your gifts,
 - stir up our hearts, and sanctify this day through the gift of your Holy Spirit.
You are glorified by the angels in heaven and adored by mankind on earth; as we celebrate your resurrection,
 - accept our worship in spirit and in truth.
Lord Jesus, save us; show your great mercy to your people, as we look forward to our own resurrection,
 - have mercy on us, and protect us today from every evil.
King of glory, source of our life, grant that, when you come again,
 - we may be one with you in glory.


Thursday within the Octave of Easter

Christ rose from the dead as the firstfruits of those who sleep. In our joy let us praise him, and say:
  Firstborn from the dead, hear our prayer.
Lord Jesus, remember your holy Church, built on the apostles and reaching to the ends of the earth,
 - and let your blessing rest on all who believe in you.
You are the healer of soul and body,
 - come to our aid, and save us in your love.
Raise up the sick and give them strength,
 - free them from their infirmities.
Help those in distress of mind or body,
 - and in your compassion lift up those in need.
Through your cross and resurrection you opened for all the way to immortality,
 - grant to our deceased brothers and sisters the joys of your kingdom.

Friday within the Octave of Easter

Let us pray to God the Father, who gave us new life through the risen Christ:
 Give us the glory of your Son.
Lord our God, your might works have revealed your eternal plan: you created the earth, and you are faithful in every generation,
 - hear us, Father of mercy.
Purify our hearts with your truth, and guide them in the way of holiness,
 - so that we may do what is pleasing in your sight.
Let your face shine upon us,
 - that we may be freed from sin and filled with your plenty.
You have the apostles the peace of Christ,
 - grant peace to your people, and to the whole world.

Saturday within the Octave of Easter

Christ is the bread of life; he will raise up on the last day all who share the table of his word and his body. In our joy let us pray:
 Lord, give us peace and joy.
Son of God, you were raised from the dead to lead us into life,
 - bless and sanctify all the children of your Father.
You give peace and joy to all who believe in you,
 - grant that we may walk as children of the light, rejoicing in your victory.
Build up the faith of your pilgrim Church on earth,
 - that it may bear witness to your resurrection before the whole world.
You suffered and so entered into the glory of the Father,
 - change the tears of the sorrowful into joy.

Text of Intercessions is selected from the Liturgy of the Hours.
English Translation: Copyright, International Committee on English in the Liturgy.

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