Sunday, June 30, 2013

Prayers Sunday 30 June 2013

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

Your Son told his followers 
that the Son of Man 
may we as his Church 
always prize spiritual values 
above the material; Lord in your mercy: 
hear our prayer

Even as we pursue 
the the teaching of your Son 
and try to be more spiritual, 
may we never forget 
to share with those who are in need;
Lord in your mercy: 
hear our prayer

In a world where secular values 
are increasingly seen as more important, 
may our communities be beacons
of the truth your Son taught;
Lord in your mercy: 
hear our prayer

Even as Your Son 
shared his teaching with others 
we give you thanks for those 
who now share that teaching with us; 
we ask your blessing on bishop, priests, and deacons,
and all who work in lay ministries; 
Strengthen us, and all your Church, 
to be One, as your Son prayed 
we should be One; 
and raise up others who will answer your call 
to the ministries of your Church.
Lord in your mercy: 
hear our prayer

We thank you for those 
who have lived this life 
in the hope of eternal life 
and have now entered into 
that fullness of life with you; 
comfort for all who mourn; 
strengthen the sick and dying 
& those who care for them; 
grant peace to all who struggle 
in these difficult times; 
and give guidance to all who struggle i
n their relationships, 
with others or with you.
Lord in your mercy: 
hear our prayer

And we ask that you hear 
the prayers of our own hearts, 
both for ourselves 
and for those who are in need of prayer 
(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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