Prayers of the Faithful for October 3 & 4, 2015
From the moment of creation we were called to union with God and each other. Let us pray that our relationships be faithful and strong.
For the church, that it may provide strong, compassionate support for those who are married and for those seeking marriage, we pray:
For government leaders and legislators, that their policies support and strengthen families, we pray:
For a world that values every human life, and for those struggling to sustain life in whatever stage they may be, we pray:
For those who are separated or divorced, or whose marriages are troubled; may we offer Christian love and support to them, we pray:
For all of us gathered here, may we grow stronger in our relationships with each other and witness to the presence of the kingdom of God, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including Nate Woodford, Joe Carvso, Gary Anderson, Joe Gieselman. May all who suffer be healed by God’s loving touch and by the prayers of this community, we pray:
For those who have died, especially, Dan Zweber, the husband of Mary Zweber. May they experience the peace and joy of God’s kingdom, we pray:
God of all creation, we pray that you will strengthen us as we strive to sustain the many relationships in our lives. Empower us to help one another and to be open to one another’s unique circumstances and struggles. We ask this in the name of your son, Jesus, the compassionate one. Amen.