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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost 

Proper 13, Year C

Track 2

 

Prayers of the People

 

Presider:  Almighty and Eternal God, our lives are fleeting and like the beasts, we perish:  Protect us from greed and attachment to worldly things, that we may be rich toward you, and share Christ’s glory with the world, as we pray:  Let our mouths speak of wisdom, and our hearts meditate on understanding.

 

Litanist:  Gracious God, you have raised up your Church so that our lives may be hidden with Christ in God:  Strip off our old self and clothe your children with the new self of the Risen One, that we may seek the things that are above and know your glory.

Let our mouths speak of wisdom,

and our hearts meditate on understanding.

 

Generous God, rid the earth of anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language, and give wisdom to the powerful and wealthy, that they may refrain from building larger buildings and portfolios, and instead seek to be rich toward God. 

Let our mouths speak of wisdom,

and our hearts meditate on understanding.

 

Look upon our world, O Benevolent One, and free all humanity from fear in evil days, that guided by your wisdom we may no longer be divided by nation, race, custom or class, but recognize our unity in you. 

Let our mouths speak of wisdom,

and our hearts meditate on understanding.

 

Though our days be full of pain, our work a vexation, and though our minds may not find rest at night, let us, with our neighbors in this community, find ourselves hid in your life and revealed in your glory, O God. 

Let our mouths speak of wisdom,

and our hearts meditate on understanding.

 

We can never ransom ourselves or deliver to God the price of our lives.  Hear our petitions as we ask divine presence and healing in for those for whom we pray, especially ___.

We give thanks for all that God has given us out of the abundance of the divine heart, especially for ___.

We have died, and our life is hidden with Christ in God.  May all who have died be revealed with Christ in glory, especially ___.

Let our mouths speak of wisdom,

and our hearts meditate on understanding.

 

 

Presider:  Look upon our vanity and foolishness, O God, and guide us with your wisdom, that we may resist the worldly temptations of greed, wealth and power, and treasure only those things that are eternal and imperishable, through Jesus Christ our Savior, who with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting.  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.