Proper 20C: Prayers of the People

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Prayers of the People

Together, let us make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings to Jesus, the mediator for all humankind.

Let us pray for the church, that all might be saved and come to the knowledge of truth. (We pray especially for… church leaders… and all the people of God.)
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Let us pray for our community, for our nation, and all in authority, that we might be faithful in a little, and faithful in much.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Let us pray for all the nations of the world, that all peoples may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Let us pray that a healing balm may rest on (the sick…and) all those who are sick, imprisoned, persecuted, or in distress of any kind.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Let us pray for our friends, who are celebrating this week (especially those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries…), that as children of light they might be filled with your joy and peace.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Because Christ, being human, gave himself a ransom for all, let us pray for those who have died and now rest in your Kingdom (especially…).
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

O Lord, you give your people every good gift; we pray that we may use those gifts rightly in deed and prayer, for our good and for the good of the whole Kingdom of God; in your Holy Name we pray. Amen.

This version of the Prayers of the People was written with elements of the week's lectionary readings grafted in. If you're going to use these prayer, please do me the kindness of dropping me a note saying so, either in the comment field below, or at rmcmorley@me.com  . Thanks!