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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Last Sunday after Pentecost 

Proper 29, Year A

 

Episcopal Revised Common Lectionary

 

Presider:  Your church gathers before you as sheep listening to their shepherd:  Give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation as we come to know our Savior Jesus Christ and as we bring before you our prayers and intercessions, saying:  For you are our God; we are the people of your pasture and the sheep of your hand.

 

Litanist:  Your church is Christ’s body, O Gracious One, the fullness of him who fills all in all:  Inspire our service to the least of these, that we may feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome strangers, clothe the naked and visit the imprisoned, as faithful servants of the hope to which Christ has called us.  For you are our God;

we are the people of your pasture and the sheep of your hand.

 

 

Gather the nations before you, Almighty One, to feed your creation with justice.  For you are our God; 

we are the people of your pasture and the sheep of your hand.

 

Look upon all the people of the earth, O Compassionate One, to seek the scattered and feed them with good pasture:  Let them lie down in good grazing land, where their God may be their shepherd.  For you are our God; 

we are the people of your pasture and the sheep of your hand.

 

Enlighten the eyes of the hearts of the people of this community that we may live in the hope to which Jesus has called us and put power to work in Christ.  For you are our God;

we are the people of your pasture and the sheep of your hand.

 

Seek the lost, O Loving God, bring back the strayed, bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, especially those for whom we offer intercession:  ___.  

Accept our thanksgiving for all the goodness of life, especially ___.

Bring those who have died to the riches of Christ’s glorious inheritance among the saints, especially ___.

May all humanity inherit the kingdom prepared for us from before the foundations of the world.  For you are our God;

we are the people of your pasture and the sheep of your hand.

 

 

Presider:  You are our God, O gracious Shepherd, and you care for all of your sheep:  Lead your creation into the fullness of your compassion, that with the eyes of our hearts enlightened, all people may know the kindness of your care and the riches of your glory, through Jesus Christ our Savior, who with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, One God, 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.