Prayers of the People
The following prayers will be used during the Prayers of the People this coming Sunday. Continue to offer these petitions throughout the coming week. If you would like to add a petition to our prayers for those who suffer and those in any trouble, please send it along to email@example.com.
If you would like to add a petition to our prayers for those who suffer and those in any trouble, please send it along to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pray for the Church, its members, and its mission
For Archbishop Foley Beach: Most merciful Father, empower your servant with your Holy Spirit that in preaching your Word he may proclaim your truth; reprove and rebuke with all patience and sound doctrine; and may be a wholesome example in word, in conversation, in love, in faith, and in purity, that, faithfully fulfilling his call and vocation, he may receive the crown of righteousness laid up by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray for our Nation and those in authority
For the healing of systemic racism in our nation: Almighty God, who created us in your image: Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice in our community.
Pray for the welfare of the world
For refugees, victims of war, and for those who find themselves to be strangers in strange lands: Lord God, no one is a stranger to you and no one is ever far from your loving care. In your kindness, watch over refugees and victims of war, those separated from their loved ones, young people who are lost, and those who have left home or who have run away from home. Care for their needs, we earnestly pray, and bring them back safely to the place where they long to be. Help us always to show your grace and kindness to strangers and to all in need.
Pray for the concerns of the local community
For students and teachers returning to school: Eternal God of wisdom and truth, we humble ask you to bless all schools and universities in our community; make them lively and safe centers for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; and grant that those who teach and those who learn may find that you are the source of all truth.
Pray for those who suffer and those in any trouble
The family of Brian Tobin who died last week; for God to be the God of all comfort and peace.
Dan Munn recovering from surgery; for complete healing.
Zella Yoder’s family, mourning her death; for peace.
Mark Robinson; for continued recovery, encouragement, and strength.
Mason Meacham; for encouragement, good health, and consistent supports for his family.
Jennifer Hawkins’ uncle Nathan, near end of life; for peace and a perfect end.
The family of Firas Barakat, a friend of the Bonners, who has family travelling to and living in Syria; for safety and protection for parents, grandparents, and extended family, also for renewed faith in Christ.
Lora and Ronald, Carrie Waffa’s parents; for their health and for strength for Ted and Carrie as they care for them.
Billy McClintic, Allison Martin's brother; for provision for health care and recovery from serious illness.
Kathy Salmon's mother Helma, suffering with Alzheimer’s disease.
Luke in Australia, son of Owen Moss's niece; for deliverance from addictions.
Ben Boyd; for mercy.
For those whose suffering is known only to God.
Pray thanksgivings for the blessings of this life
For the birth of Lila Camille Grove this past week: As Jesus took children in his arms and blessed them, so now we ask God's blessing on Lila. Heavenly Father, we praise you for her birth; surround her with your blessing that she may know your love, be protected from evil, and know your goodness all her days.
Give thanks for the lives of those who have faithfully followed Christ in every age
Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153 (remembered on 8/20): O God, by whose grace your servant Bernard of Clairvaux, kindled with the flame of your love, became a burning and a shining light in your Church: Grant that we also may be aflame with the spirit of love and discipline, and walk before you as children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.