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Prayers of Intercession, 08/01/21

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

You call on us to be the body of Christ. Awaken in all of us the gifts you provide for carrying out your ministry. Where we experience division, knit us together and restore us to peace and faith.

Hear us, O God, your mercy is great.

You command the clouds above and cause the wind to blow. Show us the best way to care for the earth you have given us that it may be preserved for our children and grandchildren and all those who follow. Regenerate rainforests, defend species at risk of extinction, and strengthen the work of conservation organizations.

Hear us, O God, your mercy is great.

You summon leaders to respond to the needs of your people. Instill in all those who govern the patience to confront grievances and to persevere in seeking a global well-being.

Hear us, O God, your mercy is great.

You draw near to those who cry out for help. Instill in all of us an understanding of and guidance toward mental well-being. Feed those who are hungry, reassure those who are despairing, heal those who are sick, and accompany those who are lonely or imprisoned. Shower us with the true bread from heaven that gives life to the world.

Hear us, O God, your mercy is great.

You receive all who come seeking a sign of grace. Make this congregation a place of hospitality for those accustomed to rejection. To those who have felt excluded here or elsewhere, prepare us to welcome them in the name of Christ.

Hear us, O God, your mercy is great.

Today we especially ask your blessings and grace for these and all your servants: Mary, Jim, Connor, Rosalie, Stan, Bill’s family, medical personnel, Olympic athletes, those who are sick, lonely & suffering; Mensajero de Cristo Lutheran Church of Guatemala, and all service personnel and their families.

Hear us, O God, your mercy is great.

You provide food that endures for eternal life. Sustain us each day with the bread of life until we are gathered with all the saints and feast together at your heavenly banquet.

Hear us, O God, your mercy is great.

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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