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Prayers of the Church, July 31, 2016

Rooted in Christ and rising to serve, let us pray for the church, the world, and all in need.

Benevolent God you are the source, the guide and the goal of our lives. Teach us to love what is worth loving, to reject what is offensive to you and to treasure what is precious in your sight, through Jesus Christ our savior and Lord. Hear us O God.

Abba, your children are bombarded with commercials telling us that if we just buy this or that we will have happiness.The scripture readings for today are applicable, abundance of possessions is vanity. Keep us mindful of what is really valuable. Hear us O God

Lord Jesus, you said the kingdom of heaven is here, now. It doesn’t feel like that. But scholars tell me that you meant that by prayer, study and good deeds I can help bring about the Kingdom of Heaven. So lead us and guide us to bring about that kingdom. Hear Us O God.

Creator God, who can see into our hearts and minds be with this church family in the coming months, It’s a long way to the election. So you know your children hold different opinions and you know we are going to need the Holy Spirit in abundance to remind us we are rooted in Christ. Hear us O God.

Let us pray for our troops who are in harms way and for our veterans who battle depression and desperation. Let us pray for the innocent who suffer under a cruel dictator in Syria. Let us pray or your children forced to flee their homes. Let us pray for those who have made their needs known to us. Let us pray for those who suffer in silence and
isolation. Hear us O God

- Diane Schueler