7800 West County Road 42
Apple Valley, Minnesota

Prayers of Intercession, 02/03/19

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

God of love, in this winter of political tension and change, bless those whose leadership decisions impact millions of people. Help them to be mindful of the vulnerable and underrepresented. In particular, we pray for the leaders of Britain and the European Union as they navigate Brexit; we pray for the leaders and people of Venezuela, that they may find a stable path forward; and we pray for the leaders of our own government, as they work to avoid another shutdown.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of mercy, thank you for the ministry and service of the Grace staff and all volunteers. 2018 provided lots of opportunities for ministry; let this next year be even more full of growth and hope, especially as we transition pastoral care. Bless Doctor Pence and the search committees as they embark on their work.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for our guests here with the Matrix Homeless Shelter and for all those who lack stable housing. In this cold weather we are especially reminded how important it is to care for all of our neighbors. Help us to care for our neighbors, in ways both big and small.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of hope, bless all of your children and give relief to those who are suffering from mental and physical illness, and social isolation, especially Paula & family, Alyssa & family, Pat, Beth, Stan & Marcella, Carla, Ben, Eileen, Mandy, Kim, Ruth, Roald & Shirley, Dave, Karen, Haley, Jackson, Tricia, 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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