Intentions of the Holy Father for April

Ecology and Justice. That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
Hope for the Sick. That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.

More from the Beautiful Roman Liturgy

Here's the Prayer after Communion on the Friday after the First Sunday of Lent (today):

Lord, may the sacrament you give us free us from our sinful ways and bring us to new life. May this eucharist lead us to salvation. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Here is the Prayer after Communion from the day before (Thursday after the First Sunday):

Lord our God, renew us by these mysteries. May they heal us now and bring us eternal salvation. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

And the Prayer over the Gifts from the same day:

Lord, be close to your people, accept our prayers and offerings, and let us turn to you with all our hearts. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

And from Wednesday after the First Sunday of Lent, the following is the Opening Prayer:

Lord, look upon us and hear our prayer. By the good works you inspire, help us to discipline our bodies and to be renewed in spirit. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.

This one is from Monday after the First Sunday in Lent. It was the day's Prayer over the Gifts:

Lord, may this offering of our love be acceptable to you. Let it transform our lives and bring us your mercy. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lastly, the Prayer after Communion from the First Sunday in Lent:

Father, you increase our faith and hope, you deepen our love in this communion. Help us to live by your words and to seek Christ, our bread of life, who is Lord for ever and ever. Amen.

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