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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Episcopal Revised Common Lectionary

Proper 18, Year A

Track 2 (thematic track)  Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40

 

Presider:  God our sustainer, you have promised that whenever two or three are gathered in your name, you are among us:  Unite your church as we bring our prayers to you, saying:  Teach us, O God, the way of your statutes; give us life in your ways.

 

Litanist:  Gracious One, you have gathered your Church under Christ's command that we love one another:  Loose your people from all misunderstanding that leads to conflict and bind us with the ties of mutual regard for the sake of your Son Jesus.  Teach us, O God, the way of your statutes;          

give us life in your ways.

 

Almighty One, you call our nation and the leaders of the world to fulfill your law by loving our neighbor as our selves:  Give courage to the powerful to lay aside the works of darkness and to put on the armor of light, that they may mediate your peace and love.  Teach us, O God, the way of your statutes;         

give us life in your ways.

 

Loving God, you bring the oppressed into freedom and work for the liberation of all:  Hear the cries of all who suffer and lead them to a place of feasting and celebration for the day of their deliverance.  Teach us, O God, the way of your statutes;       

give us life in your ways.

 

Uniting God, you call us to reconciliation and peace within our community, and you command us to love one another:  Let your graciousness dwell in this city, that we may live honorably and generously.  Teach us, O God, the way of your statutes;        

give us life in your ways.

 

Compassionate One, you invite our neighbors into the circle of your divine love:  Hear our prayers for those who are near and far, especially ___. 

We sing our songs of thanksgiving to you for all the blessings of this life, especially for ___. 

We remember before you those who have entered into your heavenly feast, especially ___. 

Teach us, O God, the way of your statutes;        

give us life in your ways.

 

 

Presider:  Open our eyes, dear God, to see that the night is far gone and the day is close, that your salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers:  Clothe us with the armor of light, that we may put on the Lord Jesus Christ and live in his love through the power of the Holy Spirit.  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.