LET US, GOD’S PEOPLE, PRAY
Leader: ~ O God, our Sun and our Shield, guide us on the pilgrims’ way with the eyes of our hearts enlightened, and gather us all as does a shepherd, and defend us as Your flock.
~ O God, our Sun and our Shield, grant us a spirit of wisdom to turn the hearts and minds of those who govern on this Earth, in this Nation, and in our Community. Incline them to integrity in leadership with compassion, justice, and especially the health and safety of all Your children. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
~ O God, our Sun and our Shield, reveal Your presence and Your consolations to all who are suffering in the desolate valleys of sickness, fear, and depression; and lighten the hearts of all who give them care. We now join our hearts together to pray for those in need… add your own petitions
~ O God, our Sun and our Shield, turn our mourning into joy and our sorrow into gladness for all who now light up the high vault of heaven, rejoicing in life everlasting. We pray especially for… add your own petitions
~ O God, our Sun and our Shield, we pause in this moment to offer You our other heartfelt thanksgivings, intercessions, petitions, and memorials… add your own petitions
~ O God, our Sun and our Shield, lavish special favor upon the wise women and men who lead us in Your Church, as they prayerfully bring us Your words, works, and the spiritual blessings in Christ on our journey toward Redemption. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
The Celebrant adds: Most Holy Christ, God’s Eternal Purpose, You call us to the optimism of hope as the riches of our faith inheritance. Quicken our desire to know and reflect the immeasurable greatness of Your Power and Presence, in every facet of this mortal life, in all that we are and all that we do. We ask through our Creator God, the Lord of Hosts; and the Holy Spirit, Counselor to our Souls, who together with You are One God, now and beyond forever. Amen.