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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 22, Year C

 

Presider:  Increase our faith, O God, as we wait hopefully for your swift deliverance, saying:  Put your trust in God and do good; be still before God.

 

Litanist:  Rekindle the gift that is within your Church, O Gracious One, not according to our works but according to your own purpose and grace, that we may serve faithfully as you have commanded us to serve, guarding the good treasure entrusted to us, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us. 

Put your trust in God and do good;

be still before God.

 

How long shall we cry for help, O Holy One, when destruction and violence are before us and strife and contention arise; when law becomes slack and justice does not prevail?  Guide our leaders and all in authority, so that those who wait upon the Lord shall indeed possess the land. 

Put your trust in God and do good;

be still before God.

 

Your grace was given to us before the ages began, O God:  Let your vision go forth throughout the world, and do not tarry, so that all people may dwell in the land and feed on its riches.  

Put your trust in God and do good;

be still before God.

 

Fill this community with the light of your presence, that your grace, mercy and peace may dwell among us.  

Put your trust in God and do good;

be still before God.

 

Come speedily to help us O Christ, for we know the one in whom we have put our trust. 

We remember constantly in our prayers day and night those for whom we are called to intercede, especially ___.

You have filled us with joy through your gift of power and of love and of self-discipline:  Hear our grateful prayers of praise and thanksgiving, especially for ___.

Through Christ you have abolished death and brought life and immortality to light, O God:  Give the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus to all who have died, especially ___. 

Put your trust in God and do good;

be still before God.

 

 

Presider:  Eternal and Loving God, your people stand on the watchpost in faith, awaiting the fulfillment of your vision for all creation:  Do not let your vision tarry, but bring it quickly to fruition, that we who serve you now may rejoice in your reign of compassion and justice, through Jesus Christ our Savior, who with you, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns in perfect peace, 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.