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Prayers of Intersession 7/23/17
Called together in the Spirit’s embrace, let us pray for the mending of God’s world.
A brief silence.
Enliven your church with love for your world, O God. Give undivided hearts to Christians from Africa and the Americas, Asia and Europe. Make us one in faithful witness to your will. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Renew the life of this earth, O God, even as it groans because of misuse and decay. Cultivate in us an eager longing for a healthy and life-giving earth. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Bridge the chasms that divide the nations, O God. Inspire a reconciling vision among the world’s leaders, and bring together people of differing commitments for the sake of the world’s most vulnerable people. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Embrace those who suffer, O God. Give peace to all who are near death, hope to those who are depressed, shelter to the homeless, and healing to the sick. We Pray for Jim, Kathy, Sara, Roger, Linda, Pat, Richard, Sara, Dean, Matthew, Kevin, Aaron, Marsha, Matthew, Shirley, Elizabeth, Erich, Karen, Betty, Peg, Shirley, Linda, and Dan Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Embolden our witness to your love, O God. Send us out into the world with courageous hearts, persistence, and holy wisdom. Inspire us to tend to and delight in our children’s faith. We give thanks for Vacation Bible Schools and Drama Camps. We pray for those who suffer from Human Trafficking. We pray for those who are controlled, manipulated and enslaved by others. We pray for the Always Reformed, Always Reforming process. May we find a direction together that is one with your Spirit’s desire. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
All these things, and whatever else you see that we need, we entrust to your care through Christ our Lord.