Officiant Lord Jesus, you are the Prince of Peace and the Great Physician, and it is to you that we pray. Intercessor We pray, O Lord, for those who were so tragically killed in Boston. We pray for all who love them, and all who grieve. We pray that they might find strength in you, and not be overwhelmed by their loss. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer. We pray, for those who were […]
I’m the father of a kindergartner. My heart is broken. Just broken. I can’t even get my head around this horrific tragedy. I can’t understand it, much less help others to understand it. But, I can pray. We all can. Officiant Lord Jesus, you call the little children to come to you. And it is to you that we come, and to you that we pray.
The following prayers are based on Baruch 5:1-9, the Hebrew Bible Lesson appointed for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C. Celebrant In the hushed anticipation of your coming, O Lord, lead us with joy in the light of your glory; that we might be ready for you, and eager to pray.
The following prayers are based on Jeremiah 33:14-16, the Hebrew Bible Lesson appointed for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C. Celebrant In the hushed anticipation of your coming, O Lord, kindle within us the desire to remain on guard; that we might be ready for your coming, and eager to pray.
The following version of the prayers of the people is inspired by the Epistle of James, and might be used when a reading from the letter is preached on or highlighted in the service in some other way. Father of Lights, from whom comes every perfect gift, hear our prayers which we offer fervently to you, and in the name of our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. We pray for the church, that we might show […]
The following is a litany composed to give thanks, and pray for The United States. It would be appropriate on Independence Day, the Sunday nearest Independence Day—or for any service of worship taking place near a national holiday. Users may amend as they see fit. Officiant As we remember the birth of our nation, and the gifts of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, let us offer our thanks and prayers to God, the […]