Posts by Prayers of the People Team

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Prayers of the People, April 5

Dear Lord, Creator of all heaven and earth, In this time we pray to you for peace, healing and assurance. We pray from the longing of our hearts to be close to you Lord. Lord, Hear our prayer. God is light and in him there is no darkness. Dear Lord, as we celebrate this time […]

Prayers of the People, March 29

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Lector : Out of the depths we call, Lord. Give us hope and direction during this time of fear and uncertainty. Help us to lift one another with tender words, prayers, and actions. The enemy does not discriminate; we cannot either. Help us to love abundantly, across the whole wide world. We wait for the […]

Prayers of the People, March 22

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Lector: Eternal God, we give thanks for the leadership and spiritual nourishment provided by our Presiding Bishop Michael, our Bishop Greg and our priests Berto and Hugh in these challenging times. May they guide us to live as children of light— for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and […]

Prayers of the People, March 15

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Lector: Oh Great Mystery-We, the People of the Book, once again face many kinds of challenges. Help us to grow in compassion and wisdom during these Lenten days. Help us to remember always to be grateful for your presence—even when it seems that we are lost on the shifting dunes of an unknown desert. We […]

Prayers of the People, March 8

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Lector:Dear Lord, We come to you in prayer among the swift and frightening changes in the world. In this special time of Lent, we open our hearts to your spirit of transformation. We pray with deep gratitude for this Emmanuel Church, the hands and hearts who serve our island community, our beloved leaders who teach […]

Prayers of the People, March 1

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Dearest Lord, since we have become like you, knowing good and evil, help us to always choose good.  Instruct us, in our many faiths and perspectives, in words and actions that will bring peace and justice for all peoples and the living world. Shout for joy, all who are true of heart. Dearest Lord, you […]

Prayers of the People, February 23

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Lector: Eternal God, we give thanks for the leaders of your church, especially Michael, Greg, Berto and Hugh may they help us to be attentive to your teachings as to a lamp shining in a dark place so we may be your faithful servants. Happy are we as we take refuge in you. Eternal God, […]

Prayers of the People, February 16

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Great Love-         We sing and pray in gratitude for your Presence among and within us.  Your light shines in the darkness, and in the eyes of our dear priests, Berto and Hugh. We thank you for bringing them to us and keeping them safe. And we thank you and ask additional blessings for our Bishop […]

Prayers of the People, February 9

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Lector:  Dear God, we pray with gratitude for the constant light of your love.  We pray for the whole world, in these times of turmoil and violence: for an end to tyranny and terrorism, for the fleeing refugees from many unsafe nations, for the homeless families, the hungry and suffering children. These struggles are difficult for us to comprehend. We pray […]

Prayers of the People, February 2

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Dearest Lord, our hearts rejoice in the living God. Consider with compassion our injured world and our anxious hearts. Bless us with the grace and glory of your spirit, that we might find peace in our times. Happy are those who put their trust in you. Dearest Lord, happy are the people whose strength is […]