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

Prayers of Intercession, 02/17/19

Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray for the church, the world, and all of God’s creation.

Gracious God, we pray for the church. Rise up faithful leaders to proclaim the gospel. Guide us in the ways of love. Empower us in ministry and service.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the earth. Bless deserts and canyons, farmlands and vineyards. Bring sufficient rainfall to lands parched by drought, and restore places scorched by wildfire. Protect fragile environments from harm.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the nations. Grant wisdom to our elected leaders for the sake of the common good. Give courage to those who suffer persecution. Give patience and perseverance to those who work to bring an end to injustice. We pray especially for those impacted by gun violence in–Aurora, Illinois two days ago; in Parkland, Florida one year ago; and all those who grieve lives needlessly cut short; be with the families who mourn, and with all who have the power to affect changed.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for those in need. For those who do not have enough food; for those who lack money; for those who are estranged from their families; for those who worry about many things. Heal and strengthen those who are sick, especially Joanne, Nat, Stephen, Mary, Jacob, Jon, 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 home on leave for 15 days, but will return to his deployment until the end of May.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for this assembly. For newcomers, visitors, longtime members and those who are absent from us today. Root us deeply in your word and increase our faith.

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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