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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 17

 

Presider:  Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.

 

Litanist:  You have called your Church to share in your ministry of compassion and healing, O Gracious One:  Let your Spirit flow mightily like a spring whose waters never fail, that we may raise up those who are bent over and rejoice at all the wonderful things you are doing.

God is our helper; 

therefore we will not fear.

 

You overthrow the thrones of rulers and raise up the lowly in their place:  Guide all who govern or hold authority, that they may be protected from human pride and violent anger and may manage their affairs with justice. 

God is our helper; 

therefore we will not fear.

 

Bless and care for the whole human family, especially the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind, that all may know the healing care of your eternal love and the liberating presence of your divine justice. 

God is our helper; 

therefore we will not fear.

 

You hold out your invitation of fellowship to all in our community and invite us to live in mutual love for one another, not neglecting to show hospitality to strangers:  Exalt the humble and humble the exalted, that we may know our hearts to be right as we put our trust in you. 

God is our helper; 

therefore we will not fear.

 

Gracious and compassionate God, remember those in prison; rescue any person who may face torture; guide all couples into the paths of faithfulness; heal the sick, and honor our prayers of intercession for all who look to you in need, especially ___.

Hear us as we offer our sacrifice of praise to you O God, giving thanks especially for ___.

The righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance; receive into your heavenly banquet those who have died, especially ___. 

God is our helper;                                                         therefore we will not fear.

 

Presider:  Holy and Gracious God, you have shown us through your son Jesus that your steadfast love and compassion are the same yesterday and today and forever:  Lead us humbly to your presence, where the meek may hold up their heads with honor; and grant that we may be counted among those who share in your fellowship of blessing, in the unity of your Spirit, 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.