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Prayers of Intersession 5/7/17
Rejoicing in the risen life of Christ, let us pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need. (A brief silence.) We pray for the church. Strengthen ministers of word, sacrament, and service who are called to shepherd your people. Renew your church and unite us through your Spirit. Send us out to serve our neighbors and to receive their care with gratitude. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
For the earth. For pastures and prairies, rivers and streams, oceans and mountains. For those who care for livestock and pets. For all animals, wild and domestic, with whom we share this world. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
For the nations. Guide leaders into the path of peace. Uphold all who govern. Bring an end to injustice, warfare, and violence. Protect those who risk their lives to shield others from danger. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
For those in need. For those who lack safe housing and adequate food. For workers whose pay is insufficient to meet their daily needs. Comfort the grieving and heal the sick. We pray especially for Anneliese Mac Donald, Cindy Stiller-Treusch and The Creighton Family. We Pray also for Lynne, Jim, Sara, Roger, Linda, Richard, Sara, Dean, Matthew, Aaron, Marsha, Matthew, Shirley, Elizabeth, Erich, Karen, Karen, Betty, Shirley, Linda, Dan, Hannah and Andrew. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
For this assembly. For ushers, acolytes, and greeters. For those who clean and prepare this space for worship. Give wisdom to our councils, committees, and all who guide this congregation’s ministry. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Shepard us oh God through this Always Reformed, Always Reforming process. May it be a gate to the future. We give thanks for Samartitas and its work with people in Foster care. We pray for our Synod and our reelected Bishop Don Kriess. Help us to find a bold mission fueled by the resurrected Christ and lead us to gate that is our mission. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Joining our voices with your faithful ones in every time and place, we offer our prayers in the name of the Risen One, Jesus Christ our Lord.