Saturday, July 28, 2012

Prayer for Proper 12B/Ordinary 17B/Pentecost 9

Loving god,
We praise you.
We thank you.
We humble ourselves before you.

We take time now not only to pray but also to listen Lord,
We pray for your compassion on those who are sick and dying.
We pray you show your love to those who are lonely or feeling unloved.
We pray you show your grace to those who are stressed at work,
 those who are jobless and searching for work and Those who are retired.
We ask you show us your hope who find themselves in the midst of despair and hopelessness.
We ask that you show your peace to those who live in turmoil and unrest.

Oh Lord your whole world is hurting
And your people are hurting.
We pray for wisdom for our leaders.
We pray for families affected by the recent mass shootings.
We pray for the families of the victims of child abuse.
We pray for the families affected by alcohol or drugs.
Strengthen, guide them give them grace.

Lord, call us into Christian action to be your hands and feet to your people in this hurting world.
Empower and equip us to make real your love and grace to those in need.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Prayer for Sunday Proper 10B/Ordinary 15B/Pentecost 7

Lord, its all yours; this earth, this universe,
All of us. We are all yours.
And we praise your name for the beauty of it all.

We come seeking a deeper relationships with you God.
We come wanting to know you better, and
Wanting to know you better.
And so we come to worship,
come to listen and come to pray.

We ask that you hear our prayers;
Hear the cry of the needy,
fill their hearts with your love.
Hear the cry of the hungry,
Fill their bellies with food.
Hear the cry of the lonely,
Fill their lives with friendships.
Hear the cry of those who are grieving,
Fill their souls with your presence.

Lord, we would love to dance like David
Before you, but some of us are handicapped,
Some are stiffened by arthritis,
 weakened by neurological or muscular diseases,
some of us are tired from our work, and
some of us are burdened down with problems and stress.
Lord we pray for that day when we not only get to feast at your heavenly banquet,
But also for the day when we get to dance like David.


Saturday, July 07, 2012

Prayer for Proper 9B/Ordinary 14B/Pentecost 6


We lift up our eyes and our hearts.

We pray to be filled with your tender mercies,

We come to you in faith,

Asking for your steadfast love

To touch our inner most parts,

Lord we pray for your church, your denominations

especially those who have met and are meeting.

We pray for your churches that are being martyred in other countries,

especially those in Kenya.

We pray for those suffering from fires in Colorado,

the oppressive heat,  those enduring the loss of electricity and .

those who have experienced flooding.

We pray for healing for our sisters and brothers

and for our world that needs healing.

We pray for strength for those who are caring for elderly parents,

and those who are sandwiched between parents and children.

We remember our members who are homebound whether temporarily or long-term.

We remember those who are in nursing homes.

We pray for comfort and presence for those who are grieving.

Let us as your children reach out in love and care to these in need.

Lord, we thank you for all you have done and are doing in our lives, our churches and our world.

Help us to be ever mindful to hear and see you at work in our world.

Lord help us to remember that your grace is always abundantly available for us

no matter what we are going through.