proper 28c: prayers of the people (based on the 1st song of Isaiah)

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Prayers of the People

Surely, God, it is you who save us. We will trust in you, we will pray to you, and we will not be afraid.

We pray to you, O God, for the nations of the world, their leaders, and all people; for you are our stronghold and defense.

We give you thanks, O Lord, and we call upon your name.

We pray for our nation, O God; for those who serve this nation in her armed forces, for all in authority, and for the liberty you so freely give us; that may we might draw water with rejoicing from the springs of salvation.

We give you thanks, O Lord, and we call upon your name.

We sing praises to you, O God, for you have done great things. And we pray with rejoicing for all who we love and who we share life with. (Especially those celebrating birthdays… and anniversaries…)

We give you thanks, O Lord, and we call upon your name.

We pray to you, O God, for the sick, the suffering, and all who are in distress of any kind (especially…); make your deeds known among them that your name may be exalted.

We give you thanks, O Lord, and we call upon your name.

We cry aloud with the inhabitants of Zion, those whom we love but see no longer (especially…), and for this community of faith (especially our clergy…). May your Church below and your Church above ring out your joy always.

We give you thanks, O Lord, and we call upon your name.

Lord Jesus, you are the great one in the midst of us. Hear our prayers and come among us with salvation and rejoicing. Amen.