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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Proper 11, Year A, Track 2

Episcopal Revised Common Lectionary

 

Presider:  As God's children we cry "Abba! Father," letting God's Spirit bear witness with our spirit through our prayers in Christ, as we say:  the creation waits with eager longing; for in hope we were saved.

 

Litanist:  Gracious and loving God, you have scattered your church like seed throughout creation:  Lead us by your Spirit so that all humanity may be adopted as your own and creation itself be set free from its bondage to decay.  The creation waits with eager longing;

for in hope we were saved.

 

Almighty One, the nations of the earth grow together in peace and in violence:  Guide the leaders of this nation and all in authority away from the spirit of slavery that falls back into fear, and lead them into the spirit of adoption that receives freedom as glory for the children of God.  The creation waits with eager longing;

 

for in hope we were saved.

 

The whole earth groans in labor pains for the fulfillment of your loving purpose, O God:  Turn to us and have mercy upon us; give your strength to your servants and save the child of your handmaid.  The creation waits with eager longing;

for in hope we were saved.

 

Holy God, be with this community in our ambiguity and struggle, and grant us patience and perseverance to become the healthy and fruitful people you have called us to become.  The creation waits with eager longing;

for in hope we were saved.

 

We bring to your heart, O God, our concerns and our prayers, knowing that your love toward us is great.  Be gracious and full of compassion toward those for whom we pray, especially ___. 

We rejoice with gratefulness at the first fruits of the spirit you have bestowed upon us as we offer our thanks for all our blessings, especially for ___. 

We pray for those who have died and been set free from their bondage, especially ___.  May they be gathered into your loving presence.

The creation waits with eager longing;

for in hope we were saved.

 

Presider:  Restore your creation with your compassion and your judgment O God, that goodness may overcome evil and healing may transcend brokenness, so that all people may rejoice in their inheritance as your children, through Jesus Christ our Savior.  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.