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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Episcopal Revised Common Lectionary - Year B

Since Paul is the patron of our church, we will use the lections and prayers for the Conversion of St. Paul this Sunday. 

 

Presider: Enlighten us with your grace and favor, O God, that we may know your Son Jesus and proclaim him among all people, as we pray: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

 

Litanist: Let the light of your countenance shine upon your Church, O Gracious One, that we may serve and testify to the things which we have seen through Christ. Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

 

Almighty One, send your saving health among all nations to all who rule or hold authority in the world: May you give us your blessing, and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe of you. Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

 

Rescue those who are handed over to the unjust and cruel, O Compassionate One, and give them your Word of grace and protection, that all who live in darkness may be delivered into the light. Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

 

You have called us through your grace in this community and been pleased to reveal your Son to us, O Loving One: Keep us obedient to the heavenly vision that we may do deeds consistent with our following Christ. Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

 

Let the light of the Gospel shine throughout the world, and let your healing grace be with those for whom we pray, especially ___.

We thank you for your gracious generosity to us, O God, as we offer you our prayers of thanksgiving, especially for ___.

You bring into your everlasting light those who have died, especially ___.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

 

 

Presider: As you enlightened your apostle Paul to turn from his destructive ways and to follow you in faith, so guide us to be heralds of your good news of acceptance and forgiveness for all people, through Jesus Christ our Savior, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, One God, now and forever. Amen.

To add names to be included in our intercessions for those who are ill or in any kind of need, or to remember those who have died,
please call the church office 479/442-7373 or email prayer@stpaulsfay.org.  
 
We also invite your prayers of thanksgiving to be included in our Prayers of the People.