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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

Prayers of the Church, May 22, 2016

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

A brief silence.

1) God of heaven and earth, before the beginning of time, you were our sovereign God. How today Lord - you can be one God in three distinct persons is beyond our human understanding! By the power of your Holy Spirit, help us to embrace this amazing truth – that you our creator and Father, and Christ your loving son and your life giving Holy
spirit are equally one Living God. Glory and praise to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.