Prayers of the People | June 6

G od our provider, it is by you that all good things are had.  Thank you for your love and constant guidance.  May our ears be ever ready to listen to your voice and may our lives reflect well the people that we are in you.

Lord in your Mercy, Hear our prayer.

God we gather again this evening to praise your name.  As your people, you know full well each member of this community.  Calm our hearts and minds amidst the hectic toiling of the day to day.  May our work this evening, and always, be a joyful and worthy offering to you and may our spirit be refreshed and nourished anew as a result of having taken part.

Lord in your Mercy, Hear our prayer.

The passion and exuberance of your people continues to be shared with many.  We pray for Dan and Jamie at the Synod meeting in Halifax and for the rest of the church leaders here at st.benedicts’.  We pray for the Plett family and all those involved with the up and coming summer day camp. We pray for Agape Table and Home Uganda.  We pray for Pierre and the continued work in Haiti. We pray for the Sisters of the Church in Burlington.  We pray for Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and the rest of his worshipping community.  Thank-you for the committed effort of these groups and people.  Bless them as they continue to be a blessing to others.

Lord in your Mercy, Hear our prayer.

The world around us, both near and far continues to cry out in need.  Whether it be an environmental crises or a flooded basement, nations in a state of political and social unrest, or refugee families breaking under the burden of life and living.  God may your divine love be the means by which your creation is healed.  For creative minds, strong backs, patient and willing listeners and healing hands, may your people continue to rise up and have an impact.

Lord in your Mercy, Hear our prayer.

We take this time now to 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.

Written by Brett Schmall, to be offered in worship on the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, June 6, 2010.

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