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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Episcopal Revised Common Lectionary - Year B, Proper 9

 

Presider:  Ever present God, you come to us through the teaching of your Son Jesus Christ, risen and manifest in every place and time:  Grant that our eyes and ears may be open to his wisdom and his healing, that we may be sent forth in his name to do the work that he calls us to, as we pray:  To you we lift up our eyes, for your power is made perfect in our weakness.

 

Litanist:  Gracious God, you have given authority to your Church over many things that threaten your creation:  Grant us the grace of your Spirit, that we may teach with Christ's wisdom and perform his deeds of power for the healing of the world.  To you we lift up our eyes,

for your power is made perfect in our weakness.

 

Let our nation hear the words of your prophets to reveal our impudence and stubbornness and to change our hearts:  Give us just and compassionate leaders and protect our nation, that we may be a people of hospitality, welcoming your work of reconciliation and obeying your right hand of justice.  To you we lift up our eyes,

for your power is made perfect in our weakness.

 

Let your compassionate spirit go forth throughout the world to comfort and uphold all who suffer any form of weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities, that they may be upheld by your strength and justice.  To you we lift up our eyes,

for your power is made perfect in our weakness.

 

Enable this community to see and to hear heavenly things and to treasure the mystery of your revelation so dearly that we may recognize and accept the unexpected gifts offered to us by our neighbors, family and friends.  To you we lift up our eyes,

for your power is made perfect in our weakness.

 

Strengthen us humbly to persevere through our tribulations, O God, and heal all who need your gift of mercy, especially ___. 

We thank you for your goodness revealed in all the blessings of life, especially for ___.

Receive into Paradise all who have died, especially ___. 

To you we lift up our eyes,

for your power is made perfect in our weakness.

 

Presider:  Let your infinite grace, O Father, free us from all attachment, cynicism and fear, that we may participate in your universal mission of teaching and healing through the reconciling Spirit of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  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.