Prayers of the Faithful for October 17 & 18, 2015
As followers of the suffering servant, we pray humbly for ourselves, for one another, and for our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
For the Church, the Body of Christ called to be servant of all, we pray:
For world leaders, called to serve the common good of all, we pray:
For communities and groups that practice servanthood by meeting the needs of suffering people, especially Loaves and Fishes and 360 Communities, we pray:
For those who quietly serve others in their daily lives through their work, in their families, in their neighborhood, we pray:
For the grace of to bear affliction: that God will strengthen us in the face of trial and hardship so that we may remain faithful disciples each day, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers, including Nate Woodford, 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, and for those who mourn the death of a loved one. May they be comforted by God’s unending love, we pray:
Compassionate and merciful God, you have given us Jesus as the radiant sign of what it means to serve others. Help us to be your servant people. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.