Prayers of the People
June 4, 2017
Let us join together during this time of prayer adding our voices to the unceasing praise of all creation.
In the power of the Spirit, let us pray to God the Father, that through his dear Son, he would accomplish his will for the Church, the world, and all people for whom we pray.
Holy Spirit, God with and in us, we humbly come before you asking that you bend your ear to hear our prayers.. Grant us the power of the Holy Spirit to hear your Word and to let it dwell in our hearts and minds. Open our hearts and minds to Your teaching, We pray that your Spirit would renew the hearts, minds, worship, and life of this congregation. Make us lovely and loving; joyful and kind; faithful and forgiving; generous and patient; humble and valiant. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Holy Spirit, God with and in us, guide us to strengthen ties with neighbors, respect the laws that create a civil society, work for legislative reform where it is needed, and examine the shadow of bias, fear, and hatred that may be in our own speaking or acting. Let your love change all of our hearts to love You with all of our heart, strength, and mind, and our neighbors as ourselves. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Holy Spirit, God with and in us, guide and direct the nations of the world to be good neighbors one to another, and to reach across the human barriers that divide us. Inspire the leaders of the world to do justice, give mercy, and to walk humbly with you. May their actions further your plan and demonstrate respect for people and the land that you created. Even the seas, the rocks, and the trees are our neighbors. Increase the vitality and beauty of your whole creation, and move us to work for its health and well-being. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Holy Spirit, God with and in us, tend to those who are suffering in mind or body or may be lost for whatever reason or ailment. May all who serve our nation and around the world in pursuit of peace know that their Heavenly Father watches over them each day. Hear all cries and spur us to respond as your hands and heart in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer
Holy Spirit, God with and in us, until we acquire full possession of the inheritance Christ won for us, keep us united in faith and hope with all the saints who have gone before us. Let us lean on You, for when we are at our weakest Your strength is strongest. We praise you for all faithful witnesses, and ask that by grace we may join them in eternal joy and life when our days are ended. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer
Holy Spirit, God with and in us, thanks and praise to You for Your actions in our lives, actions that enable us to believe as we see Jesus in Word and Sacrament. As you fill us, so flow from us to those around us so that they will be drawn to Jesus as our only Lord and Savior. In His Name we pray. Amen.