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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Episcopal Revised Common Lectionary

Proper 25, Year A

Track 2 – thematic track  -- Isaiah 45:1-7, Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13)

 

Prayers of the People

Proper 25, Year A

Track 2 (thematic track)  -- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22:34-46

 

Officiant:  Gracious God, you have taught us to fulfill all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor:  Be gracious to your servants as we lift our voices to you, saying: That we may obtain what you promise, may we love what you command.

 

Litanist:  Holy God, you have approved your Church and entrusted her with the message of the gospel:  Help us witness to your grace by loving you with all our heart and soul and mind and by loving our neighbor as ourselves.  That we may obtain what you promise, 

may we love what you command.

 

Almighty God, guide our leaders and all in authority in the nations to act out of motivations of love and to shun all deceit or impure motives or trickery, that they may speak not to please mortals, but to please you, O God, who tests our hearts.  That we may obtain what you promise,

may we love what you command.

 

Compassionate God, look upon the suffering and mistreatment of the human family and, like a nurse tenderly caring for her children, make known your gentleness among all people, that healing and peace may abound throughout all creation.  That we may obtain what you promise, 

may we love what you command.

 

Ever-present God, be with us in this community that we may share the good news with one another and live for the sake of your love.  That we may obtain what you promise,

may we love what you command.

 

Loving God, hear our prayers for our neighbors and our selves, remembering especially ___. 

Accept our gratefulness and praise as we speak our thanksgivings to you ___. 

Bring into your eternity those who have died, especially ___.  May they know you face to face.  That we may obtain what you promise, 

may we love what you command.

 

Officiant:  May your graciousness be upon us to prosper the work of our hands, O God, that your Spirit of love may be manifest in our lives and in our deeds, as we fulfill the great commandment of our Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever 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.