Prayers of the People | August 19

Almighty Creator,

 

We thank you for your gift of church. Unite our many parts into one universal body, so that we can serve all of your beloved children, including each other.

 

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Thank you for the beautiful world, in which you have made us creatures. Teach us to honour and care for the small piece of earth on which we find ourselves. Help us also to live in ways that honour the connection between all things, including all people everywhere.

 

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Thank you for this worshipping community of saint benedict’s table, and for all the different communities to which we are connected. Bless the work that happens here, and make us ever mindful of the needs of those outside our circles of friendship. We hold up to you the needs of those we know, naming them aloud: _______

 

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Thank you for your gift of life. Help us to honour you with our lives, and when we must take our rest, grant us peace. Be present with those who live on after loved ones are gone, providing comfort for today and hope for future joy.

 

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Amen.

Written by Dorothea Toews and offered in worship on August 19

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