prayers of the people – proper 24, year a

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Prayers of the People

The following prayers are based largely on Psalm 99; the psalm properly appointed for proper 24, year A, according to the Revised Common Lectionary. The refrain is based on the words of Moses to the Lord in Exodus 33, also assigned for this day.
• Also on this site is a reflection on the Hebrew Bible Lesson for the same day, and
• a reflection on the Gospel Lesson for the same day.

Permission is granted to use, or amend, these prayers for use in Christian worship. If users took a moment to comment in the field below and let us know who/ where your community is, it warms my heart!

Officiant LORD you are King; you are enthroned upon the cherubim; and it is to you that we pray and make known the intentions of our hearts.

Intercessor In the days of old, Moses and Aaron were among your priests, and Samuel among those who call upon your Name, O Lord. We pray for the Church of today, for it’s leaders, and all your people.
Show us your glory, Lord.

LORD, you are great in Zion; you are high above all peoples; we pray for the nations of the earth, that there may be justice and peace.
Show us your glory, Lord.

O mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity and righteousness; we pray for our nation, and for all who dwell within these borders.
Show us your glory, Lord.

The heavens and the earth proclaim your greatness, O Lord, and fall down before your footstool; we pray for the hungry, the thirsty, the downtrodden, and the fearful. And we pray for those who are sick or in distress of any kind, especially______. Give them your blessing.
Show us your glory, Lord.

We pray for those who celebrate this week, especially___.
Show us your glory, Lord.

You are the God of both the living, and the God of those who have gone before us. We pray for those who have died, that they may for all eternity worship you upon your holy hill.
Show us your glory, Lord.

Officiant O LORD our God, you answered our forebears indeed; you are a God who forgave them, for you are the Holy One. Hear the prayers of your people today, and forgive us our trespasses we as forgive others. Amen.

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