Because you Asked – Prayers of the People

English: A prayer in the Western Wall.

English: A prayer in the Western Wall. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Prayers of the People

from

26 August  2012

 

Friends in Christ,
God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers
as dear to us as our own needs.
Loving our neighbors as ourselves,
we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions
on behalf of the church and the world.

 

Silence

For all people in their daily life and work, especially today we pray for those who are facing employment, foreclosure, and eviction or loss of health insurance;

For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who

are alone.

 

For this community of Uptown Harrisburg and those that struggle to make ends meet here, and especially today we pray for the people who came to St Paul’s door this week seeking our help

For our nation, and the world especially in the Sudan, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan;

For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.

 

For the just and proper use of your creation;

For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.

 

For all who are in danger, sorrow, grief, addiction, sickness or any kind of trouble;

For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the

needy.

 

For the peace and unity of the Church of God;

For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth

 

For Katherine our Presiding Bishop, Nathan our Bishop, for Kate our Priest, Anne our Deacon, Sarah and Mark our Wardens and

For all bishops, priests and other ministers;

For all who serve God in his Church.

 

For the special needs and concerns of this congregation.

 

Especially we lift you before you Adrian that he may be surrounded by your light. Hear us Lord

For your mercy is great

 

For Steven  as he leaves on a deployment to Afghanistan.  Hear us Lord

For your mercy is great

 

For all those going through life transitions – new jobs, new schools, new homes, new directions, new babies, or even moving into the final stages of life – let them surrounded and comforted by your light and love. Hear us Lord.

For your mercy is great

 

For all who have experienced rape, incest or sexual abuse that they may find comfort and healing. Hear us Lord.

For your mercy is great

 

Look with compassion on all parents and children who are lost, stolen, pressed into military service, forced into slavery or have run away. Let not their hope be taken away. Grant them comfort and courage that their relationships  may be restored. Hear us Lord.

For your mercy is great

 

For all those needs we name before you in our hearts. Hear us Lord.

For your mercy is great

 

Silence

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.

 

Silence

 

We thank you for our health and the health of our families. We will exalt you, O God our King;

And praise your Name for ever and ever.

 

We give thanks for Fred, Ben, Todd and for all who help us make a joyful noise unto the Lord. We will exalt you, O God our King;

And praise your Name for ever and ever.

 

We give thanks for teachers, bus drivers, crossing guards, cafeteria works, janitors and all who care for our children each day. We will exalt you, O God our King

 And praise your Name for ever and ever.

 

For you are a God of abundant love and covenant faithfulness who brings us new mercies every morning. We will exalt you. O God our King

And praise your Name for ever and ever.

 

For other blessings and thanksgivings that are too personal to speak aloud but that we name before you in our hearts. We will exalt you, O God our King.

And praise your Name for ever and ever.

 

We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in

your eternal kingdom. Especially those listed as our remembrances for August

 

Silence

Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;

Who put their trust in you.

 

Hear our prayers, God of power,
and through the ministry of your Son
free us from the grip of the tomb,
that we may desire you as the fullness of life
and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world. Amen.

 

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