Prayers of the Faithful for August 12 & 13, 2017
Let us pray to be open to God’s call, however it comes to us.
For the Church: that we may recognize God’s presence in both the extraordinary moments and in the quiet ordinary events of our lives, we pray:
For grace of deeper trust in God: that we may surrender our fears to God who makes all things work for the good and who is always with us, we pray:
For a growth in faith: that we may keep Christ as the center of our attention and never tire of calling out for God’s saving help when challenges arise, we pray:
For freedom from fear: that we may hear the voice of Christ calling us to “not be afraid” and confidently move forward each day, we pary:
For all who are separated from loved ones, particularly members of the military: that they will find strength in Christ who makes us all one, we pray:
For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including, Poli Hernandez, Anthony Theisen, and Matt Hoscheit . 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, may they be forever held in the loving arms of God, we pray:
Gracious God, you have loved your people unconditionally and called us in countless and surprising ways. Open our eyes and ears, hearts and minds to the gifts you have prepared for us. We ask this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.