Prayers of the People for January 10

dove_9665cLet us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.

O God our Father, at the river Jordan you revealed the Holy Trinity to us as being Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This being made known through Jesus of Nazareth, your beloved Son in whom you are well pleased. Help us to cling always to the faith into which we have been baptized. For the blessings of baptism, we truly thank you. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You adopted us in baptism into the relationship that you enjoy with your Son. Help us always to look to him as our Lord and brother, and to conform our lives to his, that we may daily live in our baptism, putting the old person to death by sorrow for sin and repentance, and by your grace being able to live as new creatures in righteousness and purity before you.

Your Son taught that the Church should go forth to make disciples, baptize, and teach. Empower our congregation here at NB’s, as well as Pastor Oman, all pastors, teachers, parents, and all Christians, so that by the proclamation of the Word souls may be brought to baptism and faith. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Your Son was called and anointed as your servant and servant of all. Call us to our vocations in church, our community, and world. May we all recognize and make use of the talents and resources that you have blessed each of us with. May we all serve to the best of our abilities so that many people will benefit from our actions and that your name be glorified. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You are the giver of peace in a troubled and turbulent world. Make the leaders of our nation people of righteousness. Restrain the violent and vindicate the innocent. Strengthen and protect the members of our armed forces at home and abroad. Please be with all who serve. Please keep Keegan Wisehart and his family in your most loving care. Keep him safe as he has been deployed to Afghanistan along with all who serve along side him. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You say to your beloved, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you.” Let your Holy Spirit overshadow those in need of body, soul, and mind. Calm their fears and give them signs of the fulfillment of your promises. Especially we remember all who are suffering in anyway, the sick and all those who have no one to care for them. Have mercy on those we name before you.

Your apostle proclaims your promise: ‘If we have been united with Christ in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.’ Confident in your promise, we ask you to raise us from sin, death, and the devil; and bring us to stand before you in that day when all who are called by your name rejoice in the revealing of your glory.

Into your hands, Father, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through him who was baptized for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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