Lector: Dear Mother, Father, God of our creation and salvation, we open our hearts to you in prayer.
For your churches of many names throughout the world, may they be inspired by your Holy Spirit to serve others, and be strong in the strength of your power, Lord.
May they take up the whole armor of God, and fasten the belt of truth around their waist.
Bless all who enter this church, Emmanuel, may they feel welcome, included and blessed in your peace, Lord.
Lord, make us each messengers of your love, for the Lord is near to the brokenhearted.
Bless each person who serves at Emmanuel in our mission. Bless Father Berto and Father Hugh, our priests, the Vestry, the Administrators, the musicians and choir, the Garden Gang, the Altar Guild, the loving hands who cook, serve and clean up over and over again. We are many who come together as one in your Spirit of service, Lord.
Lord of Power and Might, every generous act of giving is from above.
Bless these United States, for each person you have created as equal, for those who make decisions for this country and the world, for our President, the legislators, the judges, and the press. We pray for your hand to be on their hearts and minds.
Lord of Power and Might, make us leaders for peace in the world with equality for all people.
Comfort prisoners and captives, the hungry and homeless, and all who su?er in body, mind or spirit. We pray for the victims of ?res and of war and atrocities. Lord, Bless and restore those who risk themselves to rescue and care for others.
Lord of Power and Might, bring faith and hope, food and water, to those who need your compassion and protection.
For the lives and safety of all ?re ?ghters, ?rst responders, and volunteers putting themselves at risk to control the ?res in Washington and Canada.
Lord of Power and Might, protect and sustain these men and women in their call to service, and all who serve for the good of others.
We pray for the special needs we each carry, and for those we hold up to you for healing and peace, silently or aloud (…pause…) and especially for those on our prayer list: ,,, We pray in the Spirit of your love and grace Lord. You are the healing peace.
We pray for your earth, for the natural world we depend on: clean air and water, the Boreal forests, the ice caps and oceans. We pray to keep them as you intend in your interdependent creation. Lord, our time is in your hands.
Lord of Power and Might, give all nations the wisdom and will to conserve this good earth to your honor.
Our time is in your hands. For those who have passed from our sight. May they be joyfully shining in your heavenly light.
Lord, be with those we carry in our hearts. May they be ?lled with your peace.
Presider: Lord of all earth and heaven, of what was, and what will be, hear our prayers. Graft in our hearts the love of your name. Carry us into our day with your strength, to know your will, and to serve as you call us. May we hear your call and be nourished. We pray with our deepest gratitude for your abiding love. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.