Prayer of the people | February 8


call the community into a time of prayer…

God you call us to be committed to you in all we do.  Too often we deviate from and resist your calling with our time and attention being directed elsewhere in a futile attempt at finding purpose and meaning.  May we seek to be day-to-day people as we live in faith, mindful always of our efforts, and considering well what we do and why we are doing it.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord thank you for the church communities both far and near who gather in your name.  From around the world, across the country throughout our province and within our city, may your blessing pour out upon your people as they seek to know you more.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.  

We pray for this community of saint benedict’s table.  Thank-you Lord for the opportunity to gather and worship together.  Despite the busyness of our lives, may we be committed to you and in-turn each other, striving to be obedient to your call, and loving each other as we have been loved by You. We pray also for Lola and Roger and their HOME ministry in Uganda, and for the Sisters’ of the Church in Burlington.  May they remain steadfast in their committed effort to bring your love to the many who long for it.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the needs of the world, and particularly those places that continue to be torn by war and violence.  May we be constantly mindful of the world beyond our horizon, cautious to never grow stale in our own comforts.  For losses had, sacrifices made, and those who mourn, may the peace longed for by so many, one day be known to all.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for this city and all those who live here. During the winter season, we are made readily aware of the wants and needs of many within our greater community.  May we strive to be generous in our living, so that no one would go without.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the needs of those known to us; for those who are sick or suffering, alone or isolated, or who have other needs and challenges.  We pray in particular for Brenda, as she prepares for her surgery tomorrow, and for all who will care for her in the coming weeks.  I invite you now to pray aloud the names of those known to you….
… For those named aloud, those spoken in the silence of our hearts, and for the ones we have forgotten,
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Written by Brett Schmall for worship at
saint benedict’s table on February 8, 2009.

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