Prayers of the People — May 17, 2015

prayerLet us raise our voices in prayer to our Almighty Father, creator of all things.

We thank you for your Son who ascended into heaven and intervenes on our behalf. Let us live in the faith that one day we too will be with you in your kingdom. Till then, help us live our lives for the day that we too will be with you in your heavenly kingdom. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Though your Son and our Savior has ascended into heaven to set at your right hand, give us faith to know he still is with us in the presence of the Holy Spirit and will be with us forever. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Almighty Father, we ask you to bless our families. As you have your Son with you let us strive to remember that the time we spend together must be strong. Help us come together in prayer and service to you, to talk, laugh and share our daily life with each other — not only in our own families, but in the church family as a whole. We ask for healing and forgiveness for families that are estranged from each other. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Let us treat each other with respect and love. As you forgive us, let us seek forgiveness from those we have hurt and forgive those who have hurt us. Teach us to bring all our sins to you in prayer. Lead us to forgive others as you have forgiven us. We acknowledge that forgiveness frees us from untold burdens. At times we need to forgive even when the person or persons who have hurt us, are indifferent or unaware of their actions that have caused us pain.  Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Almighty Father, there are so many in this world who need to know you. Give us the wisdom and guidance to reach out to those who need your love. Let us not only bring your word to them in a way that will encourage, but also help them in their daily lives. Help us work with them in a way that will help them to provide for themselves and others. Bless the upcoming Walk for Water here at New Beginning. May there be many positive results that come from this effort to provide clean water systems to people who don’t have safe water to drink.  Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all in need Heavenly Father esp. those suffering in mind, body, and spirit. Help this to be a kinder world Lord, where leaders and those in authority govern with the good of the people as their goal. May we return to a nation that is truly “A nation under God”. Thank you for all that work for healing, peace and safety. Keep them safe and in your care always. Into your hands, Oh Lord, we pray, trusting in your mercy now and forever, Amen.

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