Prayer of the Faithful for July 1 & 2, 2017
Presider: Let us pray that all invited by Christ to follow him may hear and respond to his call.
For the Church: that we who have died with Christ in baptism, may live for God in our families, our workplaces and society, we pray:
For peace throughout the world, and for all who work on behalf of peace, we pray:
For our United States: that God will guide us in achieving the ideals on which this nation was founded: respect for life, maintenance of liberty, and establishment of justice for all, we pray:
For organizations, groups and individuals who live out the Gospel by serving the needs of, or, giving their lives for others, we pray:
For the deepening of love: that we may love God with our whole heart and strength and through this love learn how to love every one God sends into our lives as gifts of God, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including Robert Reid and Richard Sexton. May they find comfort in the healing touch of God and by the loving care of family and friends, we pray:
For all who mourn the death of a loved one; may all who have died be forever held in the loving arms of God, we pray:
Lord God, we look to you as we seek to live as Jesus lived. Grant us courage when we are afraid, confidence when we are doubtful, strength when we are weary, and wisdom when we are confused. We ask this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.