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Prayers of the Church, July 17, 2016

Leader: We come now to the time where we bring our prayers and petitions before the Lord. After each petition, I will pray “Hear us O God.” Please respond with “Your Mercy is Great” ​Rooted in Christ and rising to serve, let us pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.

​Who may ascend your Mountain, O Lord? Who can stand in your holy place? Before the foundations of the earth – before the stars and cosmos, you were. At the end of all days, you will still be. You are constant in our ever-changing world. Though we are but a vapor, Lord – you are. You adorn us beautifully like the flowers of the field and care for us as your Children. We praise you this morning for who you are, everlasting God, and thank you for your ever-present care. Help us to remember you are with us always, in all times, and all places. Hear us O God… All:​Your mercy is Great

Prayers of the People, July 3, 2016

Let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation……

Loving God, you teach us in today’s lesson to bear one another’s burdens to fulfill the law of Christ. We celebrate the young people and adult leaders of the Appalachian Service Project who have taken on this mission of service with joy, compassion and determination, and have come home to us changed forever by their experiences, and changing others by their example. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heavenly Father, this past week so many church members were your heart, your hands and voice as we brought your message of love and mercy to 150 of God’s children in our community during Vacation Bible School. May we all be receptive to the call of service and grow in faith. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Prayers of the Church, June 26, 2016

Let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation.

Dear Lord, we pray to you today in thanks for the wonder of your creation, and the responsibility on our shoulders for caring for this world that you have entrusted to us. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Dear Lord, we pray to you today in trust that you will bless your servants among us – our pastors, our lay leaders, our vacation bible school teachers and volunteers, our ASP team, our musicians, and all who worship here together – commission each of us for our ministry in daily life. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Prayers of the Church, June 19, 2016 - 10:30 am

Let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation. (A brief silence.)

Gracious God, we pray for the church. Keep it faithful to you, so that your people here stand in witness to proclaim how much you have done for us in Jesus Christ. We
pray that we, your Church, be a people who listen to you with all our hearts and minds, a listening people who can receive what is good and true for our lives. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Prayers of the Church, June 19, 2016

Let us pray for the church, those in need and all of God’s creation.

Abba, Father, we pray with gratitude for the abundant gifts this church has: we have treasure, we have safety and security, we have talented and dedicated pastors and leaders, we have everything we need and so much that we want. Keep us ever mindful of these gifts so that we remain grateful instead of complacent. Make us a light shining on a hill to show your glory to our neighbors. Be with our fellow Christians in the world who cannot even imagine the luxury we are blessed with. Open our hearts and ears
to hear their cries so that we are moved and able to share our blessings. Lord in your mercy