Monday, May 20, 2013

prayers for Pentecost

Let us pray: Heavenly Father, 
you promised through your Son 
to hear the prayers 
of those who ask in faith: 

At this time of Pentecost, 
we give thanks for the wondrous gift 
of Your Holy Spirit
that you gave your Church; 
open our hearts 
that we may be inspired 
to continue the work 
of bringing the faith to all the world; 
Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer
At this time of Pentecost, 
we thank you for sharing your Holy Spirit with us; 
may we also share with others, 
not only of your Word, 
but from all you give us to provide for our daily needs; Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

At this time of Pentecost, 
we remember how the disciples 
went out to share your Good News 
and how their small community grew as a result; 
help us to share our faith 
in word and example 
with all we meet 
that our communities may daily grow. 
Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

At this time of Pentecost, 
we ask your blessing on all 
who have answered the call of your Spirit 
into the ministries of the Church; 
We pray for our bishops, priests, and deacons
and all who work in lay ministry. 
Strengthen us, and all your Church, 
to be One, as your Son prayed we should be One. 
Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

At this time of Pentecost, 
we thank you for those 
who having been strong in the faith in this life 
have entered into their reward in the next; 
we ask your comfort for all who mourn; 
your strength for those who are ill and dying 
& for those who care for them; 
we pray for all who struggle financially 
at this difficult time; 
and we pray for all who struggle in their relationships, 
with others or with you. Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

And at this time of Pentecost, 
we ask that you hear also the the prayers 
of our own hearts, 
for ourselves 
and for those we know 
to be in need of our prayers 
(pause for silent prayer) Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer
 
Merciful Father
accept these our prayers
for the sake of your Son
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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