Prayer of the people | April 5

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call the community into a time of prayer

Father we come before you this evening with palm branches raised high, recognizing well the coming of your Son our King. Knowing full well what the coming week holds, may we be ever ready to serve you and each other, always mindful of our actions and seeking always to bring glory to your name.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for this community of saint benedict’s table. Thank you for the opportunity to gather together each week to present our work to you. We come here each one with our own burdens. May we readily give these up and trust in you as our provider, allowing this time of worship to truly be a time of communion.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the greater church throughout the world. During this Lenten season, may the hardships endured by so many in your name be recognized as life giving works in light your final labor on the cross. We pray for the Sisters of the Church in Burlington who this day pray for us. We also pray for Lola and Roger and the Home ministry in Uganda. May your grace and love flood over in the lives of your people engulfing all those around.
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. Regardless of the rules established by the powers that be, may we be diligent in our efforts of providing help to those in need. Indeed Lord 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 province and all those who live here. With the changing of the seasons many challenges are being readily presented. May we seek to serve those in need, striving 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. 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.

Amen.

Written by Brett Schmall for offering in worship, Palm Sunday, April 5, 2009.

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