Prayers of the People for 6 September

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Lord hear our prayer

Divine Nurturer, help us to heed your call to us to love one another, to be neighbors to every other and to be witnesses to the kingdom of God.
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Great Awakener, we are your church. With the Parishes of Southeast Labrador and Spaniards Bay may we learn to do no wrong to a neighbor, to respect all diversity as initiated by You and to witness in Christ’s name to the dignity and equality of all people. We pray for your merciful grace as we prepare to reopen our church buildings and once again gather as your community.
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Beloved, we pray for our Mother Earth today, that the leaders of all countries will work together to to protect the environment, the fragile gift of Your creation. Our hearts long for peace and You teach us that wise are those who learn through silence. May the blessings of the Great Silence be with us as You teach us to rebuild the heart of your world with Love.
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Gentle Healer, we hold in our hearts all who are excluded from society for whatever reason, all who are sick, poor and persecuted, all who are living with the realities of war and destruction, all who grieve and all to whom living with mental illness is a daily occurrence. Help us to make room at your table for every other who is so precious to you.

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