Easter Prayers from Catholic Relief Services

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As we celebrate Christ rising to new life, we gather in prayer, that we too may know new life, that we may be witnesses to Him, shining in thought and word and deed the newness of a world touched by a Savior who invites us to share in His Resurrection.


Break Open the Tomb

Even as Jesus is risen, we keep so much of what is holy remains buried within us. In this prayer, we search for the meaning of resurrection in our own hearts. And so we pray …

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Holy Women of God, Pray for Us

The first witnesses to the Resurrection were women. Indeed, as they ran to tell the ran to tell the disciples what they had witnessed, these few faithful were the church. We celebrate in prayer the special grace God gives to women and the gifts their witness has brought to us, and we ask their incession as we seek to do the works of God in this world. And so we pray …

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Litany of Mercy

“The name of God is Mercy,” teaches Pope Francis. It was in this spirit that his predecessor, St. Pope John Paul II, declared the second Sunday of every Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday, so that we all seek to know the mercy of God, to drink from the cup of mercy, and be vessels of mercy for the world. And so we pray …

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Awaken Us

“Wake up, sleeper,” cried the great Apostle Paul, “rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” May this Easter season be a season of awakening for us all, a time to arise from the tomb with Christ. And so we pray …

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Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

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Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. We are the official overseas relief and development agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and a member of Caritas International and the National Catholic Development Conference. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Plus and Pinterest.

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