Prayers of the Faithful for January 30 & 31, 2016
In faith, hope and love we pray for the needs of the whole world.
For the church: that it may encourage, as well as listen to, those called to speak the truth, we pray:
For those whose work is to speak the truth in business, in government, in the military, in international relations, we pray:
For those who struggle in their daily living: that the poorand the suffering may have their burdens lifted by those who have heard and headed God’s word, we pray:
For those who struggle with faith, hope or love; for those who meet resistance in practicing these gifts, we pray:
For the ability to discern the truth, that each of us risk being prophets in our own native places, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers. May they be healed by God’s loving touch, including, Karen Baur, MarySebastian, Jodi Thamert, we pray:
For those who have died. May they find comfort in the arms of God, especially, Arline Swecker, the mother of James Swecker; LaDonna Brotzel, the mother of Bob Brotzel; and for those who mourn the passing of loved ones, we pray:
Saving God, you sent your Son to speak to us words both gracious and challenging. Hear our prayers that we might heed what he speaks to us and live faithfully the life to which he calls us. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.