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Prayers of the Church, June 7, 2015 - 10:30 Service

TRUSTING THE SPIRITS POWER WE PRAY FOR THE CHURCH, THE WORLD AND ALL OF GODS CREATION.

LORD WE BRING TO YOU THIS MORNING, AS WE DO EVERY WEEK, OUR GIFTS OF LOVE AND SACRIFICE. WE DROP SOME OF THOSE GIFTS IN THE OFFERING PLATES. BUT THE GREATEST OF THE GIFTS WE HAVE FROM YOU ARE THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL/HAVE STAND/STOOD IN FRONT OF US AND IN FRONT OF YOU THIS DAY. WE GIVE THEM BACK TO YOU WITH GRATITUDE, AND WITH HOPE, WITH FULL HEARTS AND WITH EMPTY HANDS. AND WE TRUST YOU TO CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK YOU HAVE BEGUN IN THEM AND IN US. LORD, IN YOUR MERCY, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

GOD OF FAITHFULNESS, BLESS CHRISTIANS EVERYWHERE WITH THE COURAGE AND COMPASSION TO BE YOUR CHURCH, OFFERING THEMSELVES TO THE WORLD IN UNITY AND LOVE. LORD, IN YOUR MERCY, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

LORD WE REDEDICATE OURSELVES TO OBEYING CHRIST’S CALL TO FOLLOW HIM. THROUGH THE GRACE OF BAPTISM, MAY WE ALL HEAR THAT CALL AND DISCERN THE VARIED MINISTRIES TO WHICH YOU HAVE CALLED US. LORD, IN YOUR MERCY. HEAR OUR PRAYER.

LET US PRAY FOR THIS CONGREGATION THAT IN THIS PLACE WE MAY PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL WITHOUT FEAR, BOLDLY DECLARING HOW MUCH GOD HAS
DONE FOR US. LORD, IN YOU MERCY, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

LET US PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE WEAKENED IN MIND, AND BODY AND SPIRIT , ESPECIALLY THOSE ON OUR PRAYER LIST, AND THOSE IN OUR MILITARY, AND THOSE WE LIFT UP TO YOU NOW. LORD, IN YOUR MERCY, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

- Fred Renigar