proper 25C: prayers of the people

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Prayers of the People
O children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the LORD your God, and bring to Him the intentions and concerns of your hearts:

Let us pray for the church, that we might praise the name of the LORD our God, who has dealt wondrously with us. (We pray especially for… church leaders… and all the people of God.)

O Lord, You are our God, and we pray for your mercy.

O God, we pray for our nation, our community, and all in authority; that we might be people who practice humility and mercy.

O Lord, You are our God, and we pray for your mercy.

Lord Jesus, we pray for the nations of the earth, that you would pour out your spirit upon all flesh and rain upon us your peace and justice.

O Lord, You are our God, and we pray for your mercy.

O God, you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the seas that are far away. We pray that you would heal those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit, especially ________. May their hope in you never fail.

O Lord, You are our God, and we pray for your mercy.

O God, happy are they whom you choose, and who you draw to your courts to dwell there; 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 we pray for your mercy.

Lord Christ, we remember before you those who have died and entered your Kingdom, (especially…) that they may claim the crown of righteousness.

O Lord, You are our God, and we pray for your mercy.

Awesome things will you show us in your righteousness, O God of our salvation; hold us up that we might fight the good fight, that we might finish the race, and that we might keep the faith with humlity and your grace. Amen.