Lowell Grisham Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People - Lowell Grisham


Prayers of the People
Proper 28, Year B: 
Track 1:  Sequential track; 1 Samuel 1:4-20 and the Song of Hannah

Presider:  Holy God, our hearts exult in you as we present ourselves in your Temple to perform our vows and pour out our prayers in earnest supplication:  Hear the petitions of your servants that we may find favor in your sight as we pray:  Our heart exults in you, O God; our triumph song is lifted in you.

Litanist:  You have given your people the confidence to come before you through the new and living way that Jesus Christ has opened for us.  Grant your church grace to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together but encouraging one another in Christ.  My heart exults in you, O God;
my triumph song is lifted in you.

Illumine the minds of the leaders of the world with the wisdom that does not heap up prideful words or speak in arrogance.  Help us to remember that the future is in your hands and hidden from human view, so that we might place our faith less in our clouded understanding than in your divine guidance.  My heart exults in you, O God;
my triumph song is lifted in you.

In this time of wars and rumors of war, earthquake and famine, and of nation rising against nation, we pray for the welfare of the world and for the faith to see that these troubles are but the birthpangs of your coming kingdom of peace.  My heart exults in you, O God;
my triumph song is lifted in you.

Put your laws in the hearts of this community and write them on our minds, that we may approach one another with true hearts in full assurance of faith.  My heart exults in you, O God;
my triumph song is lifted in you.

You raise the poor from the dust and lift the needy from the ash heap:  Hear our prayers for those who call to you, especially ___.
With a glad heart we give thanks for ___. 
We commend to you those who have departed before us, especially ___.  Help us to remember that in your love, all of us, those here and those gone before us, rest in hope.  My heart exults in you, O God;
my triumph song is lifted in you.

Presider:  Loving God, you have inscribed your holy will upon our hearts and minds:  Grant us grace to hold fast to the confession of our hope, without wavering, in the assurance of your faithfulness, through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

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Prayers of the People
Proper 28, Year B: 
Track 2:  Thematic track, Daniel 12:1-3, Psalm 14

Presider:  Holy God, in whom we find our refuge and our hope, hear us as we offer our prayers on behalf of all that is yours, saying:  My heart, therefore, is glad and my spirit rejoices.

Litanist:  You have given your people the confidence to come before you through the new and living way that Jesus Christ has opened for us.  Grant your church the grace to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together but encouraging one another in Christ.  My heart, therefore, is glad
and my spirit rejoices.

Illumine the minds of the leaders of the world with the wisdom that shines like the brightness of the skies.  Help us to remember that the future is in your hands and hidden from human view, that we might place our faith less in our clouded understanding than in your divine guidance.  My heart, therefore, is glad
and my spirit rejoices.

In this time of wars and rumors of war, earthquake and famine, and of nation rising against nation, we pray for the welfare of the world and for the faith to see that these troubles are but the birthpangs of your coming kingdom of peace.  My heart, therefore, is glad
and my spirit rejoices.

Put your laws in the hearts of this community and write them on our minds, that we may approach one another with true hearts in full assurance of faith.  My heart, therefore, is glad
and my spirit rejoices.

Protect all who take refuge in you, O God, remembering especially ___.  Help them and all of us, to find and follow your path of life that leads toward fullness of joy.
With glad hearts we give thanks for ___. 
We commend to you those who have departed before us, especially ___.  Help us to remember that in your love, all of us, those here and those gone before us, rest in hope.  My heart, therefore, is glad
and my spirit rejoices.

Presider:  Loving God, you have inscribed your holy will upon our hearts and minds:  Grant us grace to hold fast to the confession of our hope, without wavering, in the assurance of your faithfulness, through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.