proper 24C: prayers of the people

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Prayers of the People

O God, you have written on our hearts the covenant you forged with us on the cross of Christ; now hear the cry of our hearts as we pray to you:

Lord, we pray for the church, that we might know you, and that you might forgive our iniquity and remember our sin no more. (We pray especially for… church leaders… and all the people of God.)

O Lord, You are our God, and we are your people.

O God, we pray for our nation, our community, and all in authority; that we might be people who learn to pray always and not lose heart.

O Lord, You are our God, and we are your people.

Lord Jesus, you are a righteous judge who hears the cries of your children day and night; we pray for the nations of the earth, that your justice and peace might reign and that you will find faith on the earth when you come.

O Lord, You are our God, and we are your people.

Lord Jesus, you will not delay in helping those who need you, we pray that you would heal those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit, especially ________.

O Lord, You are our God, and we are your people.

Your words, O God, are sweeter than honey to our mouths; we pray for those we love and who also sweeten our lives (and we especially remember today those who celebrate their birthdays… anniversaries…).  Give them your grace.

O Lord, You are our God, and we are your people.

Lord Christ, you are the judge of the living and the dead, and of your Kingdom there is no end; we remember before you those who have died and entered your Kingdom, (especially…) that they may rest with you in eternal glory.

O Lord, You are our God, and we are your people.

Lord Jesus, mold and form our hearts into hearts of prayer, that with the comfortable knowledge of you as our judge and redeemer we might never lose heart and pray without ceasing. Amen.