Sunday, July 7, 2013

Prayers Sunday 7 July 2013

let us pray

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

Your Son gave his followers 
the sound doctrine of his teaching; 
may we his Church 
always remain faithful to it. Lord in your mercy
hear our prayer

Even as we the share 
the teaching of your Son with others, 
let us never forget to share with them food 
and the other things they need to live;
Lord in your mercy
hear our prayer

May our faithfulness 
to your Son's teaching be such 
that by it that the communities 
in which we live & work & worship 
are places of peace, love, and hope. 
Lord in your mercy
hear our prayer

We give thanks for all those 
who have answered your call 
to share the teaching of your Son with others; 
we ask your blessing on all clergy, 
and all who work in the lay ministries of your Church. 
Inspire 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 
faithful to the teachings of your Son 
& have been rewarded 
by entering into your nearer presence; 
comfort for all who mourn; 
strengthen the sick and dying 
& those who care for them; 
grant peace to all who struggle 
financially at this difficult time; 
and give guidance to all who struggle 
in 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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