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Monday, August 11, 2014

Prayers of the People: Speak Up, 10th Sunday after Pentecost

for Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10th Sunday after Pentecost, Readings: Gen 45:1-15, Ps 133: 1-6, Romans 11: 1-2, 28-32; Mt 15:10-28


      It is definitely not my job to decide who is the right type to be chosen, that is all God's domain and God chooses even those I don't think are right. But it is my job to speak up and out, loudly and with conviction, persistently and continuously to God and to everyone else whenever a wrong must be righted, a truth must be told, and a life must be saved. Giving voice to our faith, speaking the good of our hearts through the opening of our mouths, let us do our jobs to care for our children and, for anyone who is a child of God. Let the crumbs fall where they may.


LET US, GOD’S PEOPLE, PRAY

Leader:  ~ O God of Immutable Mercy, in an us and them world, You choose everyone as Your beloved. Grant us the inner peace and self-assurance to see others as ourselves, and know they, too, are fully and completely Yours, and never, ever discarded.
 
                               Jesus, Son of God, Master of The Table
RESPONSE:    You gather us All and from our hearts, let our mouths speak out in Faith

~ O God of Immutable Mercy, help us find the ways to reach the minds and hearts of the leaders of this world, our country, and our community so that as Your people, we can all live together as kindred souls in unity. We pray especially for: add your own petitions

                           Jesus, Son of God, Master of The Table
                           You gather us All and from our hearts, let our mouths speak out in Faith
                       
~ O God of Immutable Mercy, with Your precious oil of love and comfort, anoint those caught in the pit of despair, illness, and pain, and preserve the health and patience of those who give care. We pray especially for: add your own petitions

                           Jesus, Son of God, Master of The Table
                           You gather us All and from our hearts, let our mouths speak out in Faith

~ O God of Immutable Mercy, allay the pain of the grieving and give peace to their aching hearts. Their loved ones are received with the ecstatic grace of everlasting life in You and so we pray especially for: add your own petitions
 
                           Jesus, Son of God, Master of The Table
                           You gather us All and from our hearts, let our mouths speak out in Faith

~ O God of Immutable Mercy, we pause in this moment to offer You our other heartfelt intentions and petitions, silently or aloud…
 
                           Jesus, Son of God, Master of The Table
                           You gather us All and from our hearts, let our mouths speak out in Faith

~ O God of Immutable Mercy, we ask an extra measure of blessing for our clergy for the innumerable ways they care for us and work to strengthen our faith in You. As they teach us how to listen and understand all that You intend in our lives, help us show our thanks and gratitude for theirs. We pray especially for: add your own petitions

                           Jesus, Son of God, Master of The Table
                           You gather us All and from our hearts, let our mouths speak out in Faith


The Celebrant adds:  LORD of Blessing, LORD of Life, please show us the way to each other, as we, Your children, struggle with the wars and discords among us. We ask Your special grace through Jesus, our Redeemer, and, the Holy Spirit, our Soul Guide, who with You, are One God, now and forever.   Amen.



 

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