Prayers Of the People

Prayers of the People

April 29, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Easter

 

Let us join through prayer with everything that lives. Let us acknowledge to God the one life we share, saying: O God, who makes us one, hear our prayer.

 

O God, your Holy Spirit is alive in all the earth. Your Spirit that moved and shaped land and sea, trees and beasts still moves and shapes us into creation. Through Christ we know your one Holy Spirit, for you are God of all. That all the world may know your Spirit, we pray: O God, who makes us one, hear our prayer.

 

Open your world before our eyes, so that we see far and near. Show us newly what lives around us, over and behind and within. Give us the mind of Christ. O God, who makes us one, hear our prayer.

 

Bring us to one another, that we may hear and understand each other. Bring trust and sympathy between the peoples of the world. Make all nations one household with many rooms. We pray for Geoffrey our Bishop, for the parishes of Gambo, Gander, for the Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East and for our Mt. Pearl CLB Company #4507.  O God, who makes us one, hear our prayer.

 

Heal us who are sick, especially those on the Ascension Prayer Cycle. Cheer us who are guilty. Love us who are alone. Join us who are distant. Call all the world to yourself. O God, who makes us one, hear our prayer.

 

Enliven the church with the Spirit of Christ. Through us give your loving Spirit to a world in need of comfort. Make our many gifts one offering for the world. O God, who makes us one, hear our prayer.

 

Have compassion on those who grieve and mourn. We pray for those who have died, especially those killed in the horrific act of violence in Toronto. We pray for victims, their families, first responders, neighbours, and for the perpetrator and his family. We ask your blessings on all funeral homes and funeral directors. O God, who makes us one, hear our prayer.

 

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O God, keep our minds inside your love, for we are many parts and need to be one. We beg for this unity which only your Spirit can give, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

OPENING RESPONSES

 

This is the Good News –

The grave is empty,

Christ is risen.

HALLELUJAH!

 

This is the Good News –

The light shines in the darkness,

and the darkness can never put it out.

HALLELUJAH!

 

This is the Good News –

Once we were not people,

now we are God’s people.

HALLELUJAH!


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