06 May 2010

A Prayer of the Church for Rogate Sunday

In peace, let us pray to the Lord, R.

For the whole Church, that Christ’s baptized people might grow in a life of prayer, daily and fervently calling upon the Blessed Trinity for mercy and help in every need, let us pray to the Lord.

For our government, all those who serve in offices of public trust, and for all in our armed forces, especially..., that God’s favor and blessing rest upon them, that through their service we might lead peaceful, quiet, and godly lives, let us pray to the Lord. 

For our Synod as we prepare to gather in convention this summer, that all our decisions and deliberations be guided by the Holy Spirit so that we may joyfully testify to Jesus Christ as the One who gave Himself as a ransom for all, let us pray to the Lord.

For our parish and every member of it, that we not be mere hearers of the Word, but doers, especially in the obeying our Lord’s command to pray, let us pray to the Lord.

For the hungry and the homeless, the widows and the orphans, the imprisoned and al who cry to the Lord for mercy in time of need, especially ..., that they may know the consolation of Christ’s love and experience His healing power, let us pray to the Lord. 

For all who mourn, especially..., that in the Savior’s resurrection victory they may know joy and peace, even in the midst of pain and loss, let us pray to the Lord.

For those who approach the Holy Eucharist today, that in the Savior’s body and blood they may taste His gracious welcome and love for sinners and be strengthened in their faith and witness, let us pray to the Lord.

For those who have departed this life in God’s faith and friendship, let us give thanks and praise to God, asking Him to bring us with them to share in the joyful Feast that never ends, let us pray to the Lord.

Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

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