Lowell Grisham Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People

Pentecost Sunday, Year B

Presider:  Pour out your Spirit upon all flesh and inspire us, O Holy One, that we may proclaim your prophesy of justice and speak your message of compassion and love, saying:  I will sing to God as long as I live; I will praise my God while I have my being. 

Litanist:  Let your Spirit rest upon your Church like tongues of fire, O God, to inspire us to do your will.  I will sing to God as long as I live;
I will praise my God while I have my being.

God looks at the earth and it trembles; God touches the mountains and they smoke:  Let your glory go forth into all the world to guide the leaders of the nations and all in authority, that they may obey your Spirit and bless your people.  I will sing to God as long as I live;
I will praise my God while I have my being.

O Holy One, how manifold are your works; in wisdom you have made them all.  Let your glory go forth to comfort all who live under poverty, violence or threat, that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  I will sing to God as long as I live;
I will praise my God while I have my being.

You open your hand and fill all with good things, O gracious One:  Bless this community, that our children may see visions and our elders dream dreams.  I will sing to God as long as I live;
I will praise my God while I have my being.

Comfort with your life-giving Spirit those for whom we pray, especially ___.
We will rejoice in the Holy One, and praise God with words of thanksgiving, especially for ___.
The breath of the Spirit breathes new life into all creation:  Raise into your resurrection life those who have died, especially ___.
I will sing to God as long as I live;
I will praise my God while I have my being.

Presider:  Let the fire of your divine love descend upon us, O God, to inspire and heal, to renew and empower, that the earth may be filled with your glory, and all creation sing to you in praise, through Jesus Christ the Risen One, in the power of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

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