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Prayer: A conversation with The Higher Other who lives within each of us. An invitation to vent, to re-think, to ask, and to rest.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Prayers of the People: On the Road Again, 3rd Sunday in Easter

for Third Sunday in Easter, May 4, 2014 ~ Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Ps 116:1-3, 10-17; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35


       Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem and talking with each other about all these things that had happened....When he was at table with them he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. [Luke 24:13-14, 30-31 NRSV]

      Two regular guys are walking down the road talking about the irregular events of the past days. This other guy shows up and seems unaware of these events and their importance. They explain it and even invite him home to dinner. Suddenly the stranger is hosting the meal and even more suddenly, he's gone. Then they realize who He was.        
       Several messages here ~ obviously things/people aren't always what they seem. But more importantly you don't have to be part of the Inner Circle to have a place at the table.  All of us are invited to celebrate the breaking of the Bread ~ friends, strangers, young, old, etc., it makes no difference. We, too, will experience Christ's unseen Presence, not only in the Eucharist but also in every facet of our lives ~ once we let our eyes be opened.

Let Us, God's People, Pray 

Leader:   ~ Lord Jesus, our Companion on the Road, we blindly follow the way of the world without seeing that You are there with us in every step. Open our hearts that we may know Your Presence, open our eyes that we may see Your Path of Life Eternal, and open our souls to receive Your gift of Salvation.

                      Jesus, our Lord and Messiah
Repsonse:   You ransomed us all from sin and death

~ Lord Jesus, our Companion on the Road, guide our vision towards those whose daily lives are filled with hardship and dire circumstance. Please give us the mettle, the words, and the voice to turn the hearts of those in political power in our world to Your justice, peace, and mercy.  We pray especially for: add your own petitions

                        Jesus, our Lord and Messiah
                   You ransomed us all from sin and death

~ Lord Jesus, our Companion on the Road, some of our very own are lost in serious illness, emotional upheaval, and hopelessness. Walk more closely with them and with those who give them care, to ease their journey with hope and healing.  We pray especially for: add your own petitions

                        Jesus, our Lord and Messiah
                   You ransomed us all from sin and death

~ Lord Jesus, our Companion on the Road, You returned to see, touch, and inspire Your disciples after Your terrible death.  How many of us would long for such a moment with those we’ve lost?  But while saddened, we are also touched and inspired knowing that our loved ones share eternity with You. We pray especially for: add your own petitions

                        Jesus, our Lord and Messiah
                   You ransomed us all from sin and death

~ Lord Jesus, our Companion on the Road, we ask Your special blessings on those who have heard the call to lead us along Your Path. Bestow renewed energy and vitality to their spiritual quest, so that together we can strengthen the mission of Your church. We pray especially for: add your own petitions

                        Jesus, our Lord and Messiah
                   You ransomed us all from sin and death



The Celebrant adds:   Son of God, Messiah of all People, You do incline Your ear to us whenever we call upon You. Remind us that in good times and in difficulty all we need to do is turn in Your direction. We give thanks and praise for this living blessing through our Creator, our Sanctifier, and You, our Redeemer, who live and reign as one God, always, forever, eternally. Amen.


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