Posts by Prayers of the People Team

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Prayers of the People, July 5

Dear Creator, Great Mystery-We bow before you, our threadbare souls reach out to you. The mystery of existence, of the rise and fall of nations, and the smoky darkness of suffering is almost too much to bear. We yearn for the healing of nations, for the fractured earth, and for sentient beings everywhere. And at […]

Prayers of the People, June 28

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Precious Lord, God of heaven and earth, We give ourselves into your care, as we pray with complete faith in your compassion. You are our grounding and security in our insecure world.  Keep us in your eternal power and love, as we pray in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Precious Lord, we give ourselves […]

Prayers of the People, June 21

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Precious Lord, we read with fresh awareness the message ofthe Gospel today: “Do not think that I have come to bringpeace to the earth.” Be with the peoples of the world as theylift their voices for racial, economic, and social justice. Beespecially with those who do the heavy lifting to create a morejust and equitable […]

Prayers of the People, June 14

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Help us, Eternal God, to remember that each and every one of us is a child of God; Jesus and Judas, George and Derek, black and white, deaf and hearing, blind and seeing, disabled and enabled, islanders and tourists, Jew and Gentile, female and male, old and young. Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? Eternal […]

Prayers of the People, May 31

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Dear Lord, We pray together for the whole world as wecelebrate Pentecost. We ask the light of your Holy Spirit to guide us in our timeof uncertainty. Bless the clergy and churches, in their service to our world inneed of your comfort and reassurance. Let us not hold fear,not feel divided, but gathered together toward […]

Prayers of the People, May 24

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Dearest Lord, in you we have taken refuge.  Hold us, the peoples of the world, in your loving wisdom as we confront a common challenge in the corona virus.  We depend on your guidance during these uncertain times. We will not let our hearts be troubled.  We believe in God. Dearest Lord, your church is […]

Prayers of the People, May 17

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Lord of heaven and earth, we give thanks for the leaders of our church, Michael, Greg, Berto and Hugh as they guide us through these uncharted waters so we may still fulfil your mission. Blessed be God, who has not rejected my prayer, nor withheld his love from me. Lord of heaven and earth, we […]

Prayers of the People, May 10

Hear our gratitude, oh Holy One, for the abundant blessings that you bring us through our church and our Orcas Community. Hear our heartfelt prayers and thanksgivings for our beloved Berto and Hugh. May they be free from harm; may all their loved ones know the peace that only you can bring. Praise to you, […]

Prayers of the People, May 3

Dear Lord, Creator of all, in our sleeping and in our waking, you are God. To you our hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid. We long for your peace and assurance in these times of illness and fear, throughout the world. We are united in many ways. Let […]

Prayers of the People, April 26

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Precious Lord, you are our light and our salvation in this hour of gloom. Be with the peoples of the world as we isolate together during the pandemic. Bring healing to our bodies, minds, and souls. Teach us to find community in our common need for hope. In Christ we pray. Precious Lord, you are […]