Prayer of the people | August 17

The prayers of the people in Christian worship represent one of the chief moments when God’s Word and God’s world engage. As such, they are among the most important responsibilities of the people in Christian public prayer. In the best circumstances, they will directly address the concerns and needs of the individual community.

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od our Creator we thank you for your church and ask that all the deacons, ministers, and bishops are gifted with your wisdom and love.  May this world wide church and its ministers always be open to your love, act justly, and be filled with the spirit of awe and joy.

Lord in your Mercy

God our Creator as your people we are called to serve you in many ways both here in our home community and throughout our whole world.  Therefore we bring to you with our minds and hearts Uganda and the ministry the Lola has been involved with, and we ask that it continue to grow in strength and affect with results that show you are present with Uganda’s children and youth.  Also we bring to mind the sisters of Burlington, Ontario. May their ministry continued to be blessed.  Finally we pray for Agape table hosted here at All Saints Church. May it feed people with food, your hope and love.  May all those here who volunteer in the city continue to be your body and bless those sent their way with love and acceptance.

Lord in your Mercy

God our Creator we pray for all those traveling on the roads of Canada be brought to their destinations safely.  We especially keep in mind the family and friends of the five young girls and their driver who died tragically in a car accident on the way back from a birthday party near St. Brieux, Saskatchewan.

Lord in your Mercy.

God our Creator we continue to pray for those who die as a result of tasers and guns across Canada.  We ask for healing, justice, understanding, and most of all peace between all parties in involved.   May the spirit of truth cover those who have to take responsibility for their actions, and may the spirit of wisdom and love guide future decisions and actions of law makers and enforcers, and those in their despair engage in at risk behaviours that are not life giving.

Lord in your Mercy.

God our Creator we take this moment to offer to you those aloud those names that need our prayers.

We send these prayers both spoken and unspoken to you,  Amen.

Lord in your Mercy.

God our Creator we pray for all those traveling abroad and home again such as Larry and Lola’s parents in Uganda, and we pray for Jamie Catherine and Calaway, may they be kept safe and enjoy meeting new people and taking in the beauty that surrounds them.

Lord in your Mercy.

God our Creator we take this time to reflect on those who have left this life.  May we find comfort from friends and relatives, and take time to mourn. Also may those who journey with the mourners, be gifted with the spirit of listening and compassion.

Lord in your Mercy.

Written by Helen Mikolajewski for worship at saint benedict’s table on August 17, 2008

 

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