Prayers of the People Lowell Grisham RCL lectionary

Prayers of the People - Lowell Grisham


6 Epiphany; Year A

Presider:  You call us always to seek you with all our hearts and to walk in your ways, O Gracious One:  Guide us with your wisdom and compassion, as we bring to you the needs of creation, saying:  Happy are they whose way is blameless; we will thank you with an unfeigned heart.

Litanist:  Your Church gives thanks for those who have planted and for those who have watered, but most especially to you, O God, for you give the growth:  Heal us from all jealousy and quarreling that we may be grateful servants, reconciled before you, working together as God’s field, God’s building. 
Happy are they whose way is blameless:
we will thank you with an unfeigned heart.

Your eyes are on us all and you know every human action, O Holy One:  Let your spirit of peace and compassion fill the leaders of our nation and all who hold power in the world, that they may turn away from our human inclinations toward pride and party spirit, and be servants for the common good. 
Happy are they whose way is blameless:
we will thank you with an unfeigned heart.

Save any who are threatened by violence, murder, anger and insult throughout the world, for you are mighty in power, O God, and you see everything. 
Happy are they whose way is blameless:
we will thank you with an unfeigned heart.

Bless us in this community with vision and perseverance, O Righteous One:  Let us take seriously our sin, that our eyes and our hands may be just and right, and let any who are in conflict be reconciled to one another. 
Happy are they whose way is blameless:
we will thank you with an unfeigned heart.

Give us the help of your grace as we pray for those for whom we intercede, especially ___.
Hear our words of gratitude and praise for all the blessings we enjoy, offering our thanksgivings especially for ___.
Take into your eternal light those who have died, especially ___.
Happy are they whose way is blameless:
we will thank you with an unfeigned heart.

Presider:  Your wisdom is great, O Father, for you have not commanded anyone to be wicked nor have you given anyone permission to sin:  Inspire our loving compassion that we may walk in the Spirit of our Savior Jesus, and do our part in your work of healing and reconciliation on behalf of the whole world, through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever.  Amen.