Prayers of the Faithful for January 7 & 8, 2017
On this great feast of Epiphany that celebrates Jesus’ coming for the whole world, we pray for the many needs both here and across the earth.
That the light of Christ may bring peace to the heart of every man, woman and child, we pray:
That the radiance of Christ may be faithfully witnessed through the preaching, teachings and actions of the church, we pray:
That the light of Christ may bring consolation to all who are disenfranchised and have no permanent home, and for an end to the strife and persecution that has given rise to the refugee crises, we pray:
That the radiance of Christ brings awareness to all people of the plight of migrants. May we understand the need for greater protection for all God’s children, we pray:
That the light of Christ shine for all who are searching for God or meaning in life: that the Good News may become real to them and be a light that leads them to wholeness, we pray:
That the radiance of Christ may bring comfort to the sick, including, Levi & Stefan Gryniewski, Delores Swanson, Pat Turner, Jan Hysong, Margaret Hutchinson, we pray:
That those who have died are filled with the light of eternal life, especially:
Bill Nord, the husband of Renee Nord and father of Sarah and Meredith Nord;
Robert Gartner, the husband ofCarmen Gartner,
Sharon Lynn Johnson, the mother of Geraldine Longfellow;
Fr. Jim Gorman
That those in the darkness of grief find hope and comfort in the radiance of Christ, we pray:
Gracious God, you have shown us that your Son is the Messiah King of all peoples. Help us to live in his light through the challenges of our lives and to reflect his glory to all those who cross our paths. We pray in his name. Amen.