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Prayers of Intercession, 08/08/21

Rooted in Christ and sustained by the Spirit, we offer our prayers for the church, the world, and all of creation.

For the church of Christ in all its diverse forms. For mission developers, new mission starts, and all communities of faith exploring new models of ministry for the sake of the gospel. For congregations facing difficult decisions about their future. Continue to guide the leaders here at Grace as decisions are made about where we are being led in staff and program decisions. We are thankful for the leadership of Pastor Deb – continue to be with her in her new journeys.

God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the health and well-being of creation. For shade trees that provide refuge from the hot summer sun. For lakes, rivers, and oceans contaminated by pollution and all who lack clean water. We give thanks for our partnership with our friends in Guatemala. May the video we did last Sunday bring an encouraging message of “please get your Covid shots when they are available!” We’re thankful to have received ours! May our expression of how much we love and care for them be uplifting!

God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those called to positions of authority in our legal system, we pray. For judges, lawyers, law clerks, and court employees who ensure the fair administration of justice. For corrections officers and prison chaplains, that they would deal mercifully with those who are incarcerated.

God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For all who cry out to you in their affliction. For exiles, refugees, and others who face long and difficult journeys, uncertain about the future. For all who mourn the death of a loved one. For all who are sick, especially Mary, Jim, Connor, Rosalie, Stan: for medical personnel, those who are sick, lonely & suffering. For Mensajero de Cristo Church of Guatemala, and all service personnel and their families.

God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For this assembly gathered around your table, we pray. For those among us who bake bread and prepare the vessels for our communion celebration. For those who bring the food from this table to those who are homebound or hospitalized.

God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For those who have been raised to eternal life, we give thanks. With all the saints we praise you for the bread of life that keeps us in your love forever.

God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We lift these and all our prayers to you, O God, confident in the promise of your saving love; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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