Prayers of the People for 30 August

Prayers of the People for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 30th, 2020

God of Death and God of Resurrection: You are present in our pain of separation and in our joy of birth. We feel you present and absent, sometimes at the same time. May we know you and trust you to be here for us as we are accepted and as we are rejected. (Pause Moment…) Praying as one: “Lord, Hear our Prayer.”

God of the chosen and God of the marginalized: You cry out with those who are discriminated against; “Black lives matter.” And you stand with those who are afraid to be different from the majority. May our churches welcome everyone and may we learn to appreciate everyone and everything in this blessed universe. Praying with the broken hearted and those who feel successful, with the Parish of Salvage and the Parish of Seal Cove (White Bay), and with church communities who feel afraid in these times of change. (Pause Moment…) Praying as one: “Lord, Hear our Prayer.”

God of the sick and the healthy: In these times of Covid-19, pandemic, may we wear our masks proudly, concerned for others health and strength. May we too make a difference so as not to spread our illnesses to others. We pray to love and to calm fear of the unknown and what we dread. (Pause Moment…) Praying as one: “Lord, Hear our Prayer.”

God of the despised and the trusted: You stand in the company of tax collectors, bankers, professors, clergy, prostitutes, and celebraties. Be the model for us so that the sick have the chance to heal, the depressed to feel joy, the poor share wealth, and the rejected be accepted for who they are in the moment. (Pause Moment…) Praying as one: “Lord, Hear our Prayer.”

God of you and God of me: You are the spirit of oneness, embracing differences, diversity. You encourage love where there is discord, joy where there is sorrow, and peace where there is conflict. (Pause Moment…) Praying as one: “Lord, Hear our Prayer.”