Prayers of the Faithful for December 12 & 13, 2020
Presider: In the joy of God’s Spirit embracing us and our community, let us offer our prayers for God’s people.
- For the Church: that we who have been created in the image and likeness of God may always rejoice in our new life in Christ, We Pray to the Lord:
- For a joyful spirit: that as we recognize the gift of our relationships and the many blessings that God has given us, our hearts may be grateful and our spirits filled with joy, We Pray to the Lord:
- For all who cannot find God: that the lights, hymns, and warm greetings of this season may be a doorway to finding God in all things and recognizing that God is with us, We Pray to the Lord:
- For all who must wait: that God’s loving presence will give strength and hope to those who are in isolation, awaiting surgery or the birth of a child, or who are caring for the sick or dying, We Pray to the Lord:
- For all who are working to defeat the coronavirus: that God will speed the production of the vaccine, guide those who are distributing it, and help those who are administering it, We Pray to the Lord:
- For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including, Marsha Ruwe, Randy Bedard, Bill Zettlemoyer, and Eugene Ebner May all who suffer be encouraged by the Lord’s coming, We Pray to the Lord:
- For those who have died, especially, George Olsen, Father Pat Griffin, previous pastor of Risen Savior, and Beverly Mayer, mother of Brad Mayer. Comfort those who mourn the passing of a loved-one, We Pray to the Lord:
God of hope, we present our needs to you because you are faithful to your promises. We pray for the grace to be beacons of hope for others, as together we await the coming of your Son. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.