Saturday, September 21, 2013

Prayers of the People

These are times of great upheaval,
of natural disasters,
of changes in our weather,
times of violence, of war,
times of transitions,
of our place in this world.

We come to you hurting,
in pain, needing rest,
your peace, you presence with us.
We come to you hopeful,
knowing you are with us,
in all that we face.

We have lifted up those who are in pain,
those who are sick; we lift up our nation,
the world, all of us.
Watch over us Lord,
come into each situation, heal us,
mend us, we want to be your people.

We come to you waiting,
trusting, believing,
knowing you will provide,
that you will heal us,
that we can walk boldly,
safe in your arms.

Help us when we struggle,
when we are anxious
even in times of plenty.
When we are out in the world
guide us back to you,
when we stray from your path

We bring our lives to you and
we lay our joys, our concerns,
our celebrations and our worries at your cross.
We trust in You, our Creator and our Savior,
your Spirit within us.
We pray all these things
in the name of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ.

September 21, 2013
Luke 16:1-13
Luke 10:38-42
and sermon “You cannot serve God and Mammon”
by Raymond A. Foss
Portage Congregational Church
Portage, ME
September 22, 2013

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