prayers of the people – proper 26 year a

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Prayers of the People

The following is a version of the Prayers of the People, based on Psalm 43, the psalm properly appointed for October 30th, 2011 according to the New Revised Common Lectionary. (Proper 26, Year A) These prayers may be used, reproduced, and altered as may best serve your community.
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.

Officiant For the church, the world, and for the intentions of our hearts; let us pray.

Intercessor O Lord, we pray for the Church, and for all it’s ministers, members, and ministries; that we whom you have redeemed would make your redemption known in all the world.
We give you thanks, O Lord,
your mercy endures forever.

We pray for the nations of the world, and for all the people who bear your image; that you would gather them from the east and west, and the north and south, to yourself.
We give you thanks, O Lord,
your mercy endures forever.

We pray for our nation; for the President, the Congress, the Supreme Court, and for all our leaders and people; that you would put their feet on a straight path.
We give you thanks, O Lord,
your mercy endures forever.

We pray for the poor, the hungry, the oppressed, and all who live in terror’s wake; that you would deliver them from their distress.
We give you thanks, O Lord,
your mercy endures forever.

We pray for the sick and for those in trouble of any kind, especially ________;
We give you thanks, O Lord,
your mercy endures forever.

We pray for those who have died, especially ________; that they would forever dwell in your heavenly city with you.
We give you thanks, O Lord,
your mercy endures forever.

Officiant We offer you our prayers, O Lord, and we give you thanks; for you are good, and your mercy endures forever. Amen.

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