proper 26C: prayers of the people

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Prayers of the People
We pray always for the People of God, asking that our God will make us worthy of his call and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in the church, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ:

We must always give thanks to God for the faithful and upright; (we pray especially for… church leaders… and all the people of God;) that faith might grow abundantly, and the love of all would increase.

O Lord, You are our God, and in you we find life.

O God, we pray for our nation, our community, and all in authority; that we might see your justice, which is everlasting.

O Lord, You are our God, and in you we find life.

Lord Jesus, we pray for the nations of the earth, that the world might know your grace and peace.

O Lord, You are our God, and in you we find life.

O God, we pray that you would heal those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit, especially ________. Bring your healing presence to all in need.

O Lord, You are our God, and in you we find life.

O God, we pray for those we love and who bring us joy. (And we especially remember today those who celebrate their birthdays… anniversaries…). Give them your grace.

O Lord, You are our God, and in you we find life.

Lord Christ, you said to Zaccheus, "Today salvation has come to this house." We pray for those who have passed from this life, and who now dwell in your Father's House. (We pray especially for …)

O Lord, You are our God, and in you we find life.

You are our hiding-place, O Lord, and you preserve us from trouble; hear the prayers of our hearts and surround your people with shouts of deliverance. Amen.