Jul 2, 2018

Prayers of the People

Here’s an invitation to the offering and a prayer of dedication. It comes from the Life in Liturgy website (link below).

Prayer of Intercession

“My grace is sufficient for you,
for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
2 Corinthians 12:9

Gracious and loving God,
we come to you with hearts that need to be opened
to your word and your love.
There is so much around us that tears at us
and causes us to tremble.
Keep us ever mindful of your presence
and the hope that you have given us
in your Son Jesus Christ.

Guide us, we pray, as your church,
struggling to spread the good news.
Keep us focused on the mission and ministry
to which you have called us and lead us forward.
We know, Lord,
that there will often be bumps and holes in the road along the way.
Save us from dwelling on them
and make us secure in the goals you have placed before us.

Hear our prayers for all who need
your tender touch of healing in their lives—
those we name before you each day,
and those who are known only to you in the depths of our hearts.
Be with those who mourn.
May we all remember the love and grace
that your faithful people have brought to our world.

We pray for all your creation, always at odds with one another.
Guide our leaders and those of other nations
that this world might truly be as you created it to be—
a world of peace, hope and love.

These are our prayers,
together with those that lie on the hearts of all your faithful people,
which we offer to you in the spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who said “not my will, but thine be done.” 

~ posted on Life in Liturgy. https://lifeinliturgy.wordpress.com/