Prayers of the People
Prayers of the People
Week of November 1, 2020
Leader Let us pray for the Church and for the world. God of love, we pray for your church: For Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Tom, our bishop; for all lay and ordained ministers; and for all who seek you in the community of the faithful. Equip us with compassion and love, to carry out your work of reconciliation in the world. God of love,
People Hear our prayers for the Church.
Leader God of freedom, we pray for our nation, and all the nations of the world: For peace and unity across barriers of language, color, and creed; for elected and appointed leaders, that they would serve the common good. Inspire all people with courage to speak out against hatred, to actively resist evil. Unite the human family in bonds of love. God of freedom,
People Hear our prayers for the world.
Leader God of justice, we pray for the earth, your creation entrusted to our care: For the animals and birds, the mountains and oceans, and all parts of your creation that have no voice of their own. Stir up in us a thirst for justice that protects the earth and all its resources, that we may leave to our children’s children the legacy of beauty and abundance that you have given us. God of justice,
People Hear our prayers for the earth.
Leader God of peace, we pray for this community: For our local leaders; for our schools and markets; for our neighborhoods and workplaces. Kindle in every heart a desire for equality, respect, and opportunity for all. Give us courage to strive for justice and peace among all people, beginning here at home. Gold of peace,
People Hear our prayers for this community.
Leader God of mercy, we pray for all in any kind of need or trouble: For those whose lives are closely linked with ours, and those connected to us as part of the human family. For refugees and prisoners; for the sick and suffering, the lonely and despairing; for those facing violence; for all held down by prejudice or injustice. We pray especially for David Cook, Barbara Timmerman, V’Ann Ryther, Jackie Browning, Bob Gerwin, Krista DeVaul, Ross Mosher, Cindy Powell; and for all those effected by the coronavirus. Awaken in us compassion and humility of spirit, as we seek and serve Christ in all persons. God of mercy,
People Hear our prayers for all who are in need.
Leader God of grace, we pray for those who have died. For the faithful in every generation who have worked for justice; for prophets who called us to racial reconciliation; for martyrs who died because of hatred; and for all the communion of saints. Make us faithful to your call to proclaim your Good News, by word and example, and bring us at last into the glorious company of the saints in light. God of grace,
People Hear our prayers for those who have died.
Leader Hear our prayers, Holy God. Breathe your Spirit over us and all the earth, that barriers would crumble and divisions cease. Make us more fully your co-healers of the broken world. Unite us with all people in bonds of love, that the whole earth and all its peoples may be at peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.