Easter Saturday, Week V

O God, sow your word once more in our hearts ­today; till patiently the soil of our souls; bring forth a rich ­harvest, so that all may find nourishment for body and spirit through the lives of your people. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

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Easter Wednesday, Week V

Ever-living God, you have given us the water of life to drink through our risen Savior, vine, rock, Word. Make us so thirst for him that we will turn aside from all lesser thirsts, through him who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

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Easter Tuesday, Week V

God of peace, you sent among us the Prince of Peace, our Lord Jesus Christ. Through the victory of his cross, put to death all within and around us that is still dedicated to division and death. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat Magazine, American Edition, Morning Prayer, Tuesday of Easter, Week V

Easter Monday, Week V / Saints Philip and James

O Lord our God, you chose to build your Church upon the faith of ordinary people made extraordinary by the companionship of your Son and the power of the Holy Spirit. Keep us faithful to the gift which they received with such joy and handed on at such cost, through Christ our Lord. Amen

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Easter Sunday, Week V

Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you. Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.” (John 15:1-8)

Father and Vine Grower, you planted your vine in the hardened earth of sinful humanity and caused it to grow through death to life. Unite us in Christ, in faith and love, that we may bear much fruit. We ask this in his name, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

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Easter Saturday, Week IV / St. Joseph the Worker

O God, Creator of all things, who laid down for the human race the law of work, graciously grant that by the example of Saint Joseph and under his patronage we may complete the works you set us to do and attain the rewards you promise. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

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Easter Friday, Week IV

God of glory, you dwell in our midst through Jesus Christ, the new and eternal Temple of your Presence. Turn our hearts to worship you in the midst of our daily lives, that we may come one day to dwell with you in light, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

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Easter Thursday, Week IV / Saint Catherine of Siena

O God, you are beauty and wisdom, mystery and love. Inflame the hearts of your people for you and for your Church through the prayer and example of Saint Catherine. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

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Easter Wednesday, Week IV

O God, you are over all, in all, beyond all. Open our eyes to see the wonders that surround us; open our hearts to know the wonders of our brothers and sisters; open our lips to sing your praise. Restore all peoples in your image, who is Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

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Easter Tuesday, Week IV

O Lord of glory, you are our shelter against the burning heat of the day and the storms of life. Help us when we stumble, catch us when we fall, and guide our steps firmly in faith toward the promise of eternal life, who live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer from Magnificat Magazine, American Edition, Morning Prayer, Tuesday of Easter, Week IV

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