2 August Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 2nd, 2020

One God, may we desire to be one with you by caring for one another and caring for everything. Help us to practice loving, forgiving, and understanding. (Pause Moment…) Praying as one: “Lord, Hear our Prayer.”

Guiding God, may we follow everywhere you lead, through the community Church, the towns, and the world. Inspire us and fill us with wonder, desire and strength to serve you along with our church community, and the Parishes of Port de Grave and Port Saunders. (Pause Moment…) Praying as one: “Lord, Hear our Prayer.”

Wisdom God, may we see the lessons you give us in this changed life of pandemic times. May we learn from mistakes to help the world thrive with love, peace, beauty, health and compassion. (Pause Moment…) Praying as one: “Lord, Hear our Prayer.”

Companion God, be our friend as we are friends to others and the universe, seeking to ease suffering, heal sickness, relieve and encourage people who are discouraged. Help us to walk together hand in hand to see beauty and wonder everywhere. (Pause Moment…) Praying as one: “Lord, Hear our Prayer.”

Unifying God, you encourage us to be one in spirit and truth, one in you and for you. To be your hands, your arms, your loving kindness. To be you as you are in us. (Pause Moment…) Praying as one: “Lord, Hear our Prayer.”