Prayers of the People

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Proper 20, Track 1, September 24, 2017 – Year A

Presider:  Generous and loving God, your providence surrounds us with all things necessary for our common life:  Grant to your people such fulfillment in our life and work, that we may reach out in service and compassion toward others, as we pray for the needs of the world, saying:  We search for you and your strength; we continually seek your face.

Litanist:  Bless your Church and her members as we labor in your vineyard, O God, that we may be fruitful, as we live our lives in a manner worthy of the gospel, and live faithfully in your loving presence.

We search for you and your strength;

we continually seek your face.

Inspire our nation with honorable industry and a just economy, that every person may find meaningful work and a proper return for their labor.

We search for you and your strength;

we continually seek your face.

Give the bread from heaven to all who yearn and the bread from earth to all in need, that every person on your earth may have all things necessary for their wholeness and health.

We search for you and your strength;

we continually seek your face.

Inspire this community that all may live together in a worthy manner, standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side for goodness.

We search for you and your strength;

we continually seek your face.

God of compassion, hear the complaints of all who suffer and give your generous attention to those for whom we offer our prayer in intercession, especially ___.

Hear our gladness and joy as we offer our thanksgivings, especially for ___.

Embrace with your eternal life those who have died, especially ___.

We search for you and your strength;

we continually seek your face.

Presider:  You call your children at every hour into your divine work of reconciliation, O Holy One:  Strengthen us by your Spirit, that we may be fruitful servants in our time in your vineyard, through Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.