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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.

Prayers of the Church, March 27, 2016

Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

On this most holy day, let us pray to God for the church, the earth, and all in need, that the whole world may know the resurrection that God promises to give.

Holy Father on this day so many years ago your beloved son Jesus Christ rose to be at your side having endured a most painful death. Dying for us, for our sins. There
is no one else that loves us like this, yet at times we are forgetful, forgive us our failures. Hear us, O God.

Prayers of the Church, March 20, 2016

Hearing the call to return to the Lord, let us join the whole people of God in prayer for all who cry out in pain and in hope.

Dear God, be with all who wave palm branches, shout hosannas and walk the road to the cross. For the mission of the gospel where your church is forgotten, for disciples
wrestling with betrayal, for all who seek the Lord, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

Prayers of the Church, January 17, 2016

God with us, you were made manifest among us on earth as the man Jesus Christ, the worker of miracles. Inspire us to rejoice in and make use of the many and various gifts and services that we in our congregation offer to honor and serve you; as pastors, lay leaders, teachers, musicians, and so many other roles that make our worship meaningful and that strive to bring peace to our community and our world. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Prayers of the Church, February 28, 2016

Hearing the call to return to the Lord, let us join the whole people of God in prayer for all who cry out in pain and in hope.

A brief silence.

1) Gracious God, so many times we turn away from you and you always welcome us back. We are thankful that even though we don't always produce the kind of fruit that you desire, you give us a second chance. Help us to allow Jesus to work in our lives so that we will produce the kind of fruit that you want from us. Thank you for the invitation to share, fast and pray so that you can form new hearts within us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

2) God of Abundance, bless all who worked many hours last week to enable the success of our Flea Market We praise you for the funds that were raised and the blessings that our helpers experienced during the work. During this Lenten season give us all a new and expanded vision for our lives. Rather than focusing on what we might be giving up, let us focus on the one who gave it all up for us. Bless and guide our pastors as they lead us this Lenton season because they bear the struggles of so many in our midst. Help
each of us to live full of faith and to feel renewed hope in the face of our own adversity. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.