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Prayers of the Church, June 7, 2015

Trusting the Spirit's power, we pray for the church, the world, and all of God's creation.

A brief silence.

O God, we pray for the church, for pastors and prophets, for ministries of forgiveness, for unity as the body of Christ in the world. We pray for safe travels for Pastor Dyan on her journey in Europe. We affirm this well-deserved time of uninterrupted study and time to simply slow down. Hear our prayer.

Praise to our Lord for our Earth that sustains us and produces varied fruit with colored flowers and herbs. Hear our prayer. Be merciful to give us leaders who are
Spirit-filled and follow Your principles. Direct their steps according to Your Word— for their decisions have a great impact on our lives! (Ephesians 5:18b; Psalm 119:105, 133a) Hear our prayer.

For our own faith community here at UDLC. On this special day of Confirmation, may we pray for the youth who will stand before us to make those promises once made for
them by others. May the Holy Spirit strengthen their faith and draw them even closer to the fellowship of this church. Hear our prayer.

At this time the congregation is welcome to add their own prayers…brief silence. We remember in thanksgiving the saints who have died in Christ. Joined to them in baptism, we trust in the eternal home Christ prepares for us. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

- Heather Schreiber