Prayers of the Faithful for January 7 & 8, 2023
On this great feast of Epiphany that celebrates Jesus’ coming for the whole world, we pray for the many needs both here and across the earth.
- That the light of Christ may bring peace to the heart of every man, woman and child, we pray:
- That the radiance of Christ may be faithfully witnessed through the preaching, teachings and actions of the church, we pray:
- That the light of Christ may bring consolation to all who are disenfranchised and have no permanent home, we pray:
- That the radiance of Christ brings awareness to all people of the plight of migrants and refugees. May we understand the need for greater protection for all God’s children, we pray:
- That the light of Christ shine for all who are searching for God or meaning in life: that the Good News may become real to them and be a light that leads them to wholeness, we pray:
- For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including Elaine Kjeldahl. May they find comfort in God’s love and from the care of their family and friends, we pray:
- For those who have died, especially Albert Fisher, Donna Woodward, and Mary Matthys, mother of Stephanie Helgerson and Michelle Sullivan. May all who have died be forever held in the loving arms of God, we pray:
Gracious God, you have shown us that your Son is the Messiah King of all peoples. Help us to live in his light through the challenges of our lives and to reflect his glory to all those who cross our paths. We pray in this through Christ our Lord, Amen.