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Prayers of the People

 

 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Second Sunday in Lent

Episcopal Revised Common Lectionary - Year B

 

Presider:  Gracious and life-giving God, through the suffering and death of your Son Jesus Christ you have raised us to the new life of grace:  Hear our prayers on behalf of all people, that your promise of fruitfulness may extend throughout the world, as we say: We praise you in the great assembly.  May your heart live for ever!

 

Litanist:  You have called us to be Christ's followers, O God, to take up our cross and to lose our lives willingly for his sake:  Set our minds not upon human things but on divine things, that we may proclaim the glory of Christ's resurrection to all the world.

We praise you in the great assembly. 

May your heart live for ever!

 

You rule over the nations, Almighty One, and you hear the voice of the poor when they cry out to you:  Bless the multitude of nations with your compassion that they may follow in your ways of justice and mercy.  We praise you in the great assembly. 

May your heart live for ever!

 

Your Beloved suffered rejection from religious and political leaders, O Compassionate One:  Uphold with your resurrection power all who suffer, that their faith may be strong unto the day of their deliverance.  We praise you in the great assembly. 

May your heart live for ever!

 

You have made an everlasting covenant with your people, O Holy One:  Bless the children of Abraham who worship you in the faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, in this community and around the world, that we may be exceedingly fruitful to fulfill the promise that rests on grace, which is guaranteed to all of Abraham’s descendants, as we make known to a people yet unborn the saving deeds that you have done.  We praise you in the great assembly. 

May your heart live for ever!

 

You are the God who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist:

Hear our prayers for all for whom we intercede, especially ___.

Bless all who wish to bear children with the promise of Sarah, that their descendants may be known as yours for ever.

We praise you for your promises and the fulfillment of your blessing in our lives, especially for ___.

To you alone all who sleep in the earth bow down in worship; raise to your joyful presence those who have died, especially ___.

We praise you in the great assembly. 

May your heart live for ever!

 

 

Presider:  Gracious and merciful God, you have taught us through Jesus that there is no profit in gaining the whole world if we lose our own lives, and you have invited us to follow Jesus, for the way of the cross is the way of life:  Give us the faith of Abraham that me may trust in your promises and share in the glory of Christ’s inheritance, through the power of your Holy Spirit.  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.