Prayers of the Faithful for September 23 & 24, 2017
Presider: Let us pray now for our own needs and those of one another.
For the church: that we may experience salvation as God's gift, accept it humbly and share it generously with others, we pray:
For our national leaders: that God will guide them in setting policies that promote life, protect individual’s conscience, and advance the common good, we pray:
For freedom from envy: that we may appreciate the generosity of God in all the gifts and blessings that others and we receive and rejoice with them in God’s bounty, we pray:
For all who are recovering from hurricanes and earthquakes and those working to assist them: that God will give them strength, wisdom, and protect them from harm, we pray:
For our brothers and sisters in Gris Gris: that we may be filled with care and compassionand respond with generous hearts, open hands and a renewed sense of solidarity with all the families and children, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including: Deborah Ostroot, Bonnie Reichstadt, Madelene McDonald, Noella Carrier, Mary Menke, Ray Hanson. May they find comfort in the healing touch of God and by the loving care of family and friends, we pray:
For all who have died, that God will fill them with life and give consolation and peace to those who grieve them, we pray:
Gracious God, you show us that there is more to life than we can ever imagine. Help us to see with your eyes and treat one another with your love and generosity. We ask this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.