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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Episcopal Revised Common Lectionary - Year C

 

Presider:  Exalted and ascended Christ, the King of Glory, you are the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end:  Do not leave us comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to be with us, that we may be completely one with God in Christ, as we pray for the whole creation, saying:  You reign, O God; let the earth rejoice.

 

Litanist:  Jesus has made God's name known to the Church, through the love which he has given to us from the Father:  Gracious God, empower everyone who serves in witness to your love, that we all may be one and may minister to your reconciling grace and cleansing justice on behalf of the whole earth. 

You reign, O God;

let the earth rejoice.

 

The Lord is king, let the earth rejoice; righteousness and justice are the foundations of God's rule:  Almighty God, let the power of your Spirit guide our nation and inspire all who hold authority in our society, that they may respect the dignity of every human being and promote peace and security for all. 

You reign, O God;

let the earth rejoice.

 

Remember all prisoners, O Compassionate One:  Bring the guilty to repentance and amendment of life according to your will, and give them hope for their future; when any are held unjustly, bring them release, especially those who are punished for their faithfulness; remember those who work in our jails and prisons, keep them humane and compassionate, and teach us to improve our justice. 

You reign, O God;

let the earth rejoice.

 

Make your glory be known to those who suffer and all who are in any kind of trouble throughout the world.   Let everyone who is thirsty come; let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift. 

You reign, O God;

let the earth rejoice.

 

Be present in our community to bring unity and love to us all. 

You reign, O God;

let the earth rejoice.

 

Hear our intercessions for those for whom we pray, especially ___.

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. We offer our praise and gratitude for our many blessings, especially for ___. 

Raise into your eternal life those who have died, especially ___.  May they be with Christ to see his glory which has been given him because of God’s love from before the foundation of the world.  

You reign, O God;

let the earth rejoice.

 

Presider:  We join in the prayer that Christ offered to the Father for all creation, that we may be one: Let your love be manifest in us and in all the earth ,O God, that we may share in your healing work here and be exalted to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  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.