20 May 2010

Pentecost Intercessions

Let us pray for the whole Church of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.

For the whole Church, that illumined by the Holy Spirit all Christ's people may be filled with his righteousness, peace, and joy.  Lord, in Your mercy, R.

For our nation and all nations of the world, that in every place the people who delight in war may be scattered, and that prejudice and enmity give way to understanding and concern, and for all who serve in our armed forces.  Lord, in Your mercy, R.

For our parish and our Synod, that we might walk together in the Spirit, boldly proclaiming the hope that is ours in the Gospel.  Lord, in Your mercy, R.

For all who are sick and suffering, for the grieving and the dying, and especially for ... that by the Holy Spirit, life's difficult moments may be transformed into communion with the Son of God in his suffering.  Lord, in your mercy, R.

For all who come today to Christ’s Supper, that the Holy Spirit use the gift of the Savior’s body and blood to fill our hearts with peace and our lives with His love.  Lord, in Your mercy, R.

For the faithful who have gone before us, let us give our thanks and praise, and ask that the Holy Spirit may grant us us a share with them in the joys that have no end in the Kingdom of the Father.  Lord, in your mercy, R.

P:  All these things and whatever else You know that we need, grant to us, heavenly Father, for the sake of Him who died and rose again, and who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

1 comment:

The Rev. BT Ball said...

Dr. Nagel taught us that the church goes first then the governing authorities. FWIW.