Prayers of the People | December 8th

In hope & anticipation we pray for the church, for those in need, & for all creation. Merciful God, cast the bright beams of your light upon your church, that being instructed by the teachings of the Apostles we may walk in the light of your truth, be led by your wisdom, understanding & faithfulness.

Lord, in your mercy…

We pray for your Chosen People of Israel and for the peace of Jerusalem. By your grace we have been grafted onto this holy tree of life. Honour your eternal covenants with your Chosen Ones so that your glory will be revealed in Zion & all nations will know that YOU are God.

Lord, in your mercy…

Gracious God, you comforted your people through the promise of a Redeemer through whom you will also make all things new in the day when he comes to judge the world in righteousness. We give thanks that you are a faithful God who kept his promises in bringing the Messiah through the root of Jesse. We ache for his return to put the world right, for the lion to lie down with the lamb. The scriptures give us hope & encouragement as we wait patiently for the rest of your promises to be fulfilled. Come, Lord Jesus.

Lord, in your mercy…

Stir up our hearts, oh Lord, to prepare the way for your only Son. By his coming give us strength in our own conflicts & shed light on our path through the darkness of this world. Help us to keep you Word in pure hearts, so we thereby may be strengthened in faith, perfected in holiness, & comforted in life & death.

Lord, in your mercy…

Heavenly Father, we pray for the citizens of South Africa as they mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela & struggle to continue his vision of their nation without him. Guide the leaders of all nations in wisdom, justice, equality, freedom & peace. We pray for continued recovery from natural disasters the world over – especially in the Philippines & Oklahoma.

Lord, in your mercy…

In our own city, we pray for those with emotional or financial struggles at this time of year – those who lack food, shelter or warm clothing; those for whom this season is a painful reminder of personal conflict, failures, loss, & social alienation. Lord – meet them in their needs.

Lord, in your mercy…

Shape this faith community into a place of welcome & support for all people. Feed & strengthen us by your gifts of grace, that we may share them with others. We pray for Agape Table, West Broadway Centre, Manitoba House & El Shaddai in Haiti.

Lord, in your mercy…

Visit & relieve, oh Lord, your servants who are ill in mind or body, or are grieving, especially those we name before you…

For all of these souls, give them faith in your promises. Send comfort, peace & hope. Come, Lord Jesus.

Lord, in your mercy…

Through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives & reigns with you & the Holy Spirit – one God, now & forever. AMEN

 

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