Prayers of the people | February 7

L et us call the community into a time of prayer.  Loving God, so many have answered the call to work with the people of Haiti in so many ways. May they be blessed with financial, spiritual, and physical resources. And we ask a special blessing on the children of Haiti who are at their most vulnerable. May they be fed, sheltered, and loved.

Lord in Your Mercy, Hear our Prayer

Loving God, each of us seek to serve. In serving we are alive. We are your vessels of Christ’s love for the world, but we need your gift of discernment so we can hear you when you say, come follow me.  Help us to follow. Help us to trust. Help us to see what you see in us.

Lord in Your Mercy,  Hear our Prayer

Loving God we pray for the needs of Home Omuka in Uganda. We pray for the medical needs of hospitals and clinics in Haiti. We pray for the works of love of the Sisters in Burlington Ontario. We pray for the resources needed by Agape Table at All Saints Church and we pray for the continued support for all those involved in all ministries throughout Winnipeg.

Lord in Your Mercy , Hear our Prayer

Loving God, bless your servants of this church, those who have answered your call to be bishops, priests, deacons, lay persons serving within your Church today. May they be mindful of Christ’s invitation to follow, act on the Holy Spirit’s gift of love, and trust in God in any challenge they may face.

Lord in Your Mercy,  Hear our Prayer

Loving God we pray for those seeking an affordable safe home in the city of Winnipeg.  May our civic, community, and business leaders be blessed with the spirit of wisdom, generosity and compassion so more affordable and safe housing is available.

Lord in Your Mercy,  Hear our Prayer

Let us now take this moment to speak the names of those we hold in our hearts at this time. For all those names spoken and unspoken, and for those we may have forgotten, we ask you God to take our prayers and may it be your will that is to be done.

Lord in Your Mercy,  Hear our Prayer

Loving God we now remember all those who have died. May we experience healing in our mourning. May we reach out to those seeking comfort in their loss of a loved one.

Lord in Your Mercy, Hear our Prayer

Written by Helen Mikolajewski, to be offered in worship on the 6th Sunday of Epiphanytide, February 7,  2010.

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