7800 West County Road 42
Apple Valley, Minnesota
952-432-7273

Prayers of Intercession, 11/04/18

With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation.

We give thanks, O God, this day, for the blessings of life and the responsibilities of liberty. For food and family, and friendships.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We are all too aware this week again, O God, of immigrants passing through Mexico and Christian pilgrims killed in Egypt, of violent death in Tallahassee and of course shock and sadness lingering in Pittsburgh and beyond. Inspire us to work for peace and health and community among all your children.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

As our shelter for the homeless opens again in Dakota County, coming here to Grace in two weeks, open our eyes and hearts to deeper love and greater service.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Today, O God, we commit our resources to the work of Christ’s church and your world. As we generously share what we have been given, we remember we are but stewards of all your blessings. Inspire us to greater giving; reward us with greater justice, more loving community.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, we head to the polls on Tuesday to elect leaders for our city, county, state and nation; inspire us to put the needs of all before the desires of some; others in need before our desires. For as Jesus lived a life for others, we have been called to be a church and people for others.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bless Grace Lutheran Church, O God, not primarily for the benefit of our members, but for the healing of all your people. As we are blessed, use us to bless others.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Be close now, O God, to those in our congregation who need care and comfort: Dick Bachman’s family, Amelia, Luke, Roald & Shirley, Sue, Connor, Jerry & Gail, Lynette, Sharon, Derrick, Marvin, Dave, Mary, Joan, Dick & Joanne, Marilyn, Alec, Karen, Lila & Herb, Len, Haley, Dawn, Jackson, Sue, Stephen, Tricia, Ginger, Mensajero de Cristo Lutheran Church of Guatemala, and all service personnel and their families including Kyle, who is currently deployed,

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Into your hands, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

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