July 1, 2018
Growing in faith and discipleship, we give thanks for God’s merciful compassion as we pray for the church, the world, and all in need.
A brief silence.
Holy God, send out your church to cross boundaries for the sake of your holy compassion. Use our words and our
actions to bring peace and wholeness to all people. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Bountiful God, all creation is a gift from you. Protect the earth from disaster and misuse. Free us from selfishness
and help us to honor the bounty of nature, sharing our earthly home gently with one another and with future generations. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Liberating God, soften the hearts of rulers and governments. Strengthen the voices of those who cry out for freedom
and opportunity for the overlooked, oppressed, and abused. Teach your people to speak peace to all people and nations. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Merciful God, give us faith and make us whole. Ease the anxiety of undiagnosed or chronic illness. Soothe the
heartache of miscarriage or infertility. Look with compassion on all who cry to you for healing. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Mighty God, protect and bless all civil servants, local government officials, and members of the armed services who
work for our safety and security. Help us to be thoughtful citizens and good neighbors in our community and to the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Redeeming God, help us to serve you by serving all people. Open our hearts and borders to all who need safety and peace. Drive hatred and anger from the hearts of all people that we may all be people of peace. Cause all who govern to be fair and honest in how our laws are used. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Immortal God, your mercies never end and your faithfulness is everlasting. Inspire us by the faith of the saints especially Catherine Winkworth and John Mason Neale to wait patiently for your salvation. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Creating God, you know the desires and needs of our hearts, we off them to you now in
the silence of prayer.
Gracious God, we lift to you these prayers and the prayers of our hearts, trusting in your everlasting love and mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord.