Lowell Grisham Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People

Proper 13, Year B, Track 1 (2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a, Psalm 51:1-13)

Presider:  Gracious and generous God, in Christ you have given us the true bread from heaven which gives life to the world:  Hear us as we call upon you, and give us all that we need to lead a life worthy of the calling to which we have been called, as we say:  Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us.

Litanist:  Benevolent and kind God, you have given the Church gifts as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers to equip the saints for the work of ministry:  Build up the body of Christ until all of us come to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.  Create in us a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within us.

Just and compassionate One, raise up for us prophets like Nathan to speak truth to power when those in authority abuse the weak or act unjustly.  Create in us a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within us.

Merciful and powerful One, look upon all who suffer throughout the world and spread such humility, gentleness and patience thoughtout humanity, that we may bear with one another in love, bringing food to the hungry and drink to the thirsty.  Create in us a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within us.

Amiable and bounteous One, open our eyes in this community to see the abundant gifts you give us, so that everyone may turn away from our efforts to gain those things that perish and work instead for the food that endures for eternal life.  Create in us a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within us.

Loving and healing God, we offer to your generous hand everyone for whom we pray, especially ___.
We bring our words of grateful thanksgiving, especially for ___.
May all who have died feast with Christ, the bread of life, at the banquet table of your eternal life.  We remember especially ___. 
Create in us a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within us.

Presider:  In Christ you have called us to the one hope of our calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism:  Feed us with your Spirit, O Father, that we may build up your creation in love, and grow up in every way into him who is our head, Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.

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Proper 13, Year B – Track 2 (Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29)

Prayers of the People

Presider:  Gracious and generous God, in Christ you have given us the true bread from heaven which gives life to the world:  Hear us as we call upon you, and give us all that we need to lead a life worthy of the calling to which we have been called, as we say:  There is one body and one Spirit; one God and Father of all.

Litanist:  Benevolent and kind God, you have given the Church gifts as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers to equip the saints for the work of ministry:  Build up the body of Christ until all of us come to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.  There is one body and one Spirit;
one God and Father of all.

Just and compassionate One, raise up courageous leaders among us who speak the truth in love, who empower the gifts of all people, and who create just structures for peace, healing and abundance for all.  There is one body and one Spirit;
one God and Father of all.

Merciful and powerful One, look upon all who suffer throughout the world and spread such humility, gentleness and patience throughout humanity, that we may bear with one another in love, bringing food to the hungry and drink to the thirsty.  There is one body and one Spirit;
one God and Father of all.

Amiable and bounteous One, open our eyes in this community to see the abundant gifts you give us, so that everyone may turn away from our efforts to gain those things that perish and work instead for the food that endures for eternal life.  There is one body and one Spirit;
one God and Father of all.

Loving and healing God, we offer to your generous hand everyone for whom we pray, especially ___.
We bring our words of grateful thanksgiving, especially for ___.
May all who have died feast with Christ, the bread of life, at the banquet table of your eternal life.  We remember especially ___. 
There is one body and one Spirit;
one God and Father of all.

Presider:  In Christ you have called us to the one hope of our calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism:  Feed us with your Spirit, O Father, that we may build up your creation in love, and grow up in every way into him who is our head, Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.