Prayers of the people | September 13

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et the godly sing with joy to the Lord, for it is right to praise him. Praise the Lord with melodies… make music for him on [instruments]. Sing new songs of praise to him, for the word of the Lord holds true and everything he does is worthy of our trust. God our Father, you love whatever is just and good, and your unfailing love fills the earth.”

“Oh what joy for those whose rebellion is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin, whose lives are lived in compete honesty.”

God our father, when we refuse to confess our sin we are weak and miserable. We, as David sang, “groan all day long Day and night your hand of discipline is heavy upon us. Our strength evaporates like water in the summer heat.”

God our saviour, your ministry on earth led to suffering and death. Lord you had to suffer in order to overcome the destructive power of sin in this world. You paid the price for our sins. For this reason we can now ask you God, our Father, to forgive us and grant us victory daily with your help.
Lord in your mercy…

We thank you that we are able to gather here to praise, thank and acknowledge you as God without fear of persecution and death. God our father, many of your children do not have this privilege. Lord our God, shatter the plans of the enemies of your church, thwart all their schemes. May your church and the plans you have for us stand firm forever. May your intention never be shaken.
Lord in your mercy…

Lord your word tells us that “wisdom will enter our hearts and knowledge will fill us with joy. Wise planning will watch over us, and that understanding will keep us safe.” We pray for the Anglican Church in Canada. For bishops, priests, deacons and sisters. May your wisdom be always sought and available in the communion. Grant that we will be willing to listen to you. Help the church to sort-out its priorities, turn them over to you and get them to line-up with your will.
Lord in your mercy…

We praise and thank you for this congregation. Thank you for the leadership and the way you minister through your spirit here. May we continue to attain wisdom, trusting and showing reverence to you. Thank you Lord that you are always willing to guide and care for us. Spare us from the loss and destruction that await those who continue down darkened pathways.
Lord in your mercy…

God our father, may we your children not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk. You call us to love and witness in our community. Father, through us feed the hungry, cloth the naked, heal the sick, provide shelter for the homeless and proclaim Good News to the broken hearted.
Lord in your mercy…

We pray for those we love. We pray especially for Amy Middleton. We pray for those who need and want. Lord hear our supplications for them… aloud or in our hearts.
Lord in your mercy…

Come Lord Jesus.

Amen.

Written by Vincent Solomon for offering in worship, September 13, 2009

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