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.