Prayers of the People | February 20

Icall the community into a time of prayer. God of all wisdom and integrity, out of the many forms your church takes, bring forth a unified body eager and able to do your will. Heal fragmentation and knit diversity together, and through us make your whole church whole.

Lord, in your mercy…  Hear our prayer.

God who made us fit for a revolutionary love to change the world, embolden leaders and people to seek each other’s well-being through right relationships. Turn us from our pride, our greed, and from all that separates us from you.

Lord, in your mercy…  Hear our prayer.

God who works through us, lift up those who minister throughout this city and in this neighbourhood. Build up all who come to Agape Table, and bless the work of House Blend ministries in this place tomorrow. Hold all who are in need in your sheltering care. We name those known to us…….. For these, and those known only to you,

Lord, in your mercy…  Hear our prayer.

God who shapes our beginnings and our endings, give eternal rest to those who have died, and grant to the dying your peace. We who grieve pray for your comfort on us, that we might mourn deeply, and so be released through your healing power.

Lord, in your mercy…  Hear our prayer.

Written by Jon Sears, to be offered in worship on the 7th Sunday in Epiphany, February 20, 2011.

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