We pray now for the needs of the world and for all who are called to walk the path of Jesus.
For the Church: that God’s covenant, which is written upon our hearts, may help us know the Lord more deeply and guide us in serving God each day, we pray:
For the grace of surrender to God: that we may let go of control, lose our lives to God, and allow God to raise new life within us, we pray:
For the grace to be women and men for others: that God will guide us in laying down our lives in loving service and sharing our gifts to help others along life’s journey, we pray:
For openness to forgiveness: that we may believe in God’s desire to forgive us and accept it as gift from God who remembers our sin no more, we pray:
For healing and freedom: that as the Body and Blood of Christ are lifted up in the Eucharist, we may be drawn to Christ, the source of life, we pray:
For the sick and suffering in our community, including Ray Hanson. For all who suffer, we pray:
For those who have died, especially Betty Nicholson. And for all who mourn their passing, we pray:
God of life, source of love, accept the offering of our prayers. Bless us always with the hope of the grain of wheat, so that we may seek to die to ourselves for the sake of others, and one day rise to the new life of the eternal springtime of your Son. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.