Prayers of the people | June 21

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eavenly father, you have arrived to live among us. We praise you and worship you, our mighty saviour. Thank you that we are your beloved children. While we are imperfect, you still rejoice over us with great gladness and you exalt over us by singing a happy song.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Father, sometimes it is hard to hear your singing, especially when the winds and waves howl so loudly around us. It is hard to rest as your son Jesus did in the midst of a storm. Lord, we become afraid. Father, vanquish our fear by your love and our trepidations by the conviction that you have power and authority over any unrelenting storm in the world.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Father, as your children help us to be conscious of the fact that we are part of your salvation; that we are kept in your love, that we are guarded by your grace, that we are comforted by your compassion and that we are secure in your hand, because of your faithfulness.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Father your word says that: “From everlasting to everlasting your love is with those who fear you, and your righteousness with their children’s children – with those who keep your covenant and remember to obey your precepts.” We thank-you for fathers and their fatherhood. We pray that we will continue to mirror you to our children. Help us to love and nurture the children that you have entrusted to us, so that from everlasting to everlasting your love and righteousness will be present in their lives.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord we pray for your children everywhere: today we would like to remember those within the First Nations. We praise you for those who have received your good news of great joy. We pray for strength and renewal for our Aboriginal brothers and sisters throughout all this land. Give them peace and security as they continually witness to you and your love within their communities.

For Iran – we pray that you will speak to the Supreme Leader.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Thank you father that there are those who minister with and to those who are in want and need. With them we pray for those who are lonely, sick, homeless and for those in prison. Send your comfort and help through your people that your name will be glorified and known throughout our land.

Amen.

Written by Vincent Solomon for offering in worship, the third Sunday after Pentecost, June 21, 2009.

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