LET US, GOD’S PEOPLE, PRAY
Leader: ~ O Lord of Compassion and Mercy, stand us straight up in Your sight and reshape the direction of our lives. Free us from the yoke of earthly attachments that does damage to our souls, and set our daily course for the Kingdom that cannot be shaken.
~ O Lord of Compassion and Mercy, deliver us from any and all leaders who speak evil, oppress others, and only serve their own interests. Guide us to support and join with all who give food to the hungry, satisfy the needs of the afflicted, and brings Your light into our World, our Nation, and our Communities. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
~ O Lord of Compassion and Mercy, heal the ailments of all who suffer in body and spirit, and release all hearts crippled by anger and hate into the peace of Your great kindness. We now join our hearts together to pray for those in need… add your own petitions
~ O Lord of Compassion and Mercy, may those who mourn be comforted by the festal gathering of innumerable angels for the glorious entry of our loved ones into Your Heavenly City. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
~ O Lord of Compassion and Mercy, we pause in this moment to offer You our other heartfelt thanksgivings, intercessions, petitions, and memorials, aloud or silently… add your own petitions
~ O Lord of Compassion and Mercy, we offer blessings and thanksgivings for all Deacons, Priests, and Bishops for their humanity, guidance, and devotion to Your work in this World. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
The Celebrant adds: Holy and Living God, burnish, brighten, and fill us with Your holy fire, to shine within us and transform our thoughts, words, and actions into continual, awe-filled, living worship. We ask through Jesus, the Mediator of the New Covenant; and the Holy Spirit, our Divine Sanctifier; who together with You, reign as One God, now and forever. Amen.