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Prayers of the Church, June 7, 2015 - 10:30 Service

TRUSTING THE SPIRITS POWER WE PRAY FOR THE CHURCH, THE WORLD AND ALL OF GODS CREATION.

LORD WE BRING TO YOU THIS MORNING, AS WE DO EVERY WEEK, OUR GIFTS OF LOVE AND SACRIFICE. WE DROP SOME OF THOSE GIFTS IN THE OFFERING PLATES. BUT THE GREATEST OF THE GIFTS WE HAVE FROM YOU ARE THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL/HAVE STAND/STOOD IN FRONT OF US AND IN FRONT OF YOU THIS DAY. WE GIVE THEM BACK TO YOU WITH GRATITUDE, AND WITH HOPE, WITH FULL HEARTS AND WITH EMPTY HANDS. AND WE TRUST YOU TO CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK YOU HAVE BEGUN IN THEM AND IN US. LORD, IN YOUR MERCY, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Prayers of the Church, June 7, 2015

Trusting the Spirit's power, we pray for the church, the world, and all of God's creation.

A brief silence.

O God, we pray for the church, for pastors and prophets, for ministries of forgiveness, for unity as the body of Christ in the world. We pray for safe travels for Pastor Dyan on her journey in Europe. We affirm this well-deserved time of uninterrupted study and time to simply slow down. Hear our prayer.

Prayers of the Church, May 31, 2015 - 7:45 am Service

Righteous King, let us forge ahead in our lives, embolden by the knowledge and power of “Thy will be done” as we can live freely in your mercy. Yet, in doing so, help us to remember that we live as a testament to your forgiveness and that by your grace alone do we continue to exist. Each day we break our bonds with heaven and earn the wrath of heaven, but by Jesus we are forgiven so that “Your will” is something we can praise and embrace rather than fear. Lord, in your mercy.

Prayers of the Church, May 31, 2015

Trusting the Spirit's power, we pray for the church, the world, and all of God's creation.

On this Holy Trinity Sunday, we give thanks and celebrate the great mystery of our faith, the Father who made us, the Son who saved us, and the Spirit who stayed with
us, who are not 3 gods, but one whole. We may not understand very well, but we give thanks for all your aspects and for the love you show us at all times and in all ways.

Hear us, O God.

Prayers of the Church, May 24, 2015

Trusting the Spirit’s power, we pray for the church, the world, and all of God’s creation.

On this Memorial Day weekend Lord we pray for the many soldiers throughout the decades that have given their lives while protecting this country, our home, their
home. We pray for the many men and women that are serving today, each doing their part to try and bring peace to the world. Lord we especially lift up the men and women that have returned home with life changing injuries, help them and their families move forward and find peace in their lives. Hearus, O God.