Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People

The Rev. Lowell Grisham
Rector, St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Fayetteville, Arkansas 

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Last Sunday after Epiphany, Year C

Presider:  In Christ you have revealed your glory, O God, as you call your Church to be transformed into the image of Christ from one degree of glory to another:  Let your transfiguring grace be present to bring the light of Christ's resurrection to the needs of the world, as we pray:  Let us confess God’s Name, which is great and awesome;  God is the Holy One.
 
Litanist:  Holy and Transcendent God, through Christ, you have revealed your divine glory in our humanity:  Awaken your Church to see your presence manifested throughout the world, that we may serve you with a hope that acts with great boldness in your name. 
Let us confess God’s Name, which is great and awesome;
God is the Holy One.

God reigns enthroned over all:  Let your glory be known among the leaders of our nation and all in authority in the world, that they may accomplish your purpose to establish equity and to execute justice and righteousness.  
Let us confess God’s Name, which is great and awesome;
God is the Holy One.

Let your transfiguring light go forth into all the world to heal and comfort those who suffer from sadness, illness, poverty, injustice or oppression:  Speak to them your healing words and give them the light of your countenance. 
Let us confess God’s Name, which is great and awesome;
God is the Holy One.

Visit this community with your enlightening grace and reveal yourself as you did upon the holy mountain, that your brightness may shine forth from this place to the glory of your name. 
Let us confess God’s Name, which is great and awesome;
God is the Holy One.

We have come to this holy place to wait and to pray: 
Hear our intercessions on behalf of those whom we commend to you, especially ___.
We give you thanks for the light which shines into our lives, especially for ___.
You have taken your own creation into the cloud of eternal life; may your eternal light shine upon those who have died and for whom we pray, especially ___.
Let us confess God’s Name, which is great and awesome;
God is the Holy One.

Presider:  We give you thanks, O Holy One, for the dazzling vision of the glory of Christ, our hope and our inspiration: May all creation behold the light of your countenance and be changed into Christ's likeness from glory to glory, through the power of your Holy Spirit, in glory everlasting, forever and ever.  Amen.