Prayers of the Faithful for July 4 & 5, 2020

Presider: We pray with confidence to our God provides rest from our burdens:


  • For the Church: that God will help us take up the yoke of Christ and follow him in speaking the truth lovingly, offering forgiveness to those who wrong us and praying for our enemies, we pray:
  • For our nation: that God will guide us in living the values which we proclaim so that all may experience life, liberty, and justice, we pray:
  • For freedom from fear: that God will help us surrender our fear and anxiety into the hands of the One who loves us and strengthen our confidence that God will provide for us in every circumstance we pray:
  • For all who are traveling: that God will guide them safely to their destinations and protect them from all harm, we pray:
  • For an end to injustice and discrimination: that God will change the hearts and minds of those entrapped in judging people by externals, and help everyone to recognize the God-given dignity of each person, we pray:
  • For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including Wendy Wexler, Elaine Tolsma, and Marilyn Jane Mauritz, 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:


Loving God, we come to you as people who are burdened. Give us the strength and courage to live Jesus’ call, no matter how difficult that may be. We ask this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.