Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People

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

Easter 5, Year C
Prayers of the People


Presider: Gracious and loving God, you have glorified the Son of Man and taught us to
love one another even as Christ loves us: Manifest your love in us as we bring before
you the prayers of your people, saying: Let us praise your Name, O God, for your
splendor is over earth and heaven.
Litanist: You have baptized your Church in your Holy Spirit, O God: Grant us such love
toward all people that we may acknowledge your Spirit wherever it is manifested, love
one another, and never call profane those whom you have made clean.
Let us praise your Name, O God,

for your splendor is over earth and heaven.
Let the rulers of the earth, judges and leaders of the world praise your Name, O God,
that justice and peace may prevail.
Let us praise your Name, O God,

for your splendor is over earth and heaven.
You are making all things new, O Holy One: Let the sun and moon and shining stars
sing praise; the earth and sea-monsters and all deeps, sing praise; fire and hail, snow
and fog, mountain and hills, wild beasts and winged birds, sing praise.
Let us praise your Name, O God,

for your splendor is over earth and heaven.
You have promised that you will dwell with us as our God, to wipe away every tear and
to banish hunger and thirst: Let your home be among mortals, that your love may
triumph in this community and throughout the world.
Let us praise your Name, O God,

for your splendor is over earth and heaven.
Guide us to the springs of the water of life as we bring to you our prayers for those who
are ill or suffering from any need or affliction, especially ___.
You have raised up strength for your people and praise for all your children, accept our
grateful thanksgiving, especially for ___.
You have brought into your presence those who have come out of the great ordeal, and
you have clothed them in white to dwell with you where death will be no more: We
remember those who have died, especially ___.
Let us praise your Name, O God,

for your splendor is over earth and heaven.
Presider: You are the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and end, O God: Accept
our prayers on behalf of your whole creation and strengthen is in your love, that we may
honor your Spirit which fills the whole earth, through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.