prayers of the people – proper 25 year a

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Prayers of the People

These prayers are based on Psalm 90:1-6 & 13-17, the psalm which is properly appointed for Proper 25, Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary. On this site there is also,
• a reflection on the Hebrew Bible Lesson for the same day, and
• a reflection on the Gospel Lesson for the same day, and

Celebrant   Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another, and it is to you that we bow the knee of our heart and offer our prayers.

Intercessor  Before the mountains were brought forth, from age to age you are God; we pray for the Church, it’s leaders, and people, that as your servants we may do your works.
Lord, you are our refuge.

A thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past; we pray for the nations of the world that there may be justice and peace for all your children.
Lord, you are our refuge.

Before the land and the earth were born, from age to age you are God; we pray for our nation, for those who lead us, for those who protect us, and all who dwell within our borders.
Lord, you are our refuge.

While we fade away like the grass, you, O Lord, are God forevermore; we pray for the poor, the hungry, the thirsty, and the downtrodden; and we pray for those who are sick or in distress of any kind, especially ______. Be with them, and give them your blessing.
Lord, you are our refuge.

We pray, O Lord, for those who have passed from this life, into the fulness of your Presence; be gracious with your servants, and bathe them in your light.
Lord, you are our refuge.

Officiant  May your graciousness, O LORD our God, be upon us; prosper the work of our hands, our handiwork, and our faithfulness to you and your ways. Amen.

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