Prayers of the People

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Proper 24, Track 1, October 22, 2017 – Year A

Presider:  Holy God, lover of justice, you have promised that your presence will go with us to guide and protect your people:  Show us your glory, that we may know you and find favor in your sight, as we pray:  Proclaim the greatness of our God, for our God is the Holy One.

Litanist:  Holy God, you have chosen your Church for your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ:  Grant that we may be true to you, not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit, with full conviction.

Proclaim the greatness of our God,

for our God is the Holy One.

Transcendent God, you urge this nation and all in authority into your ways of peace and equality:  Save our leaders from showing partiality and grant them vision and courage to give only that which is appropriate to the claims of politics and state, and to give to God the things that are God’s.

Proclaim the greatness of our God,

for our God is the Holy One.

Immanent God, your presence is everywhere and your glory touches all the earth:  Show your gracious goodness to people throughout the world, so that all may know you and find favor in your sight.

Proclaim the greatness of our God,

for our God is the Holy One.

Loving and gracious God, your presence inspires us and our neighbors in this community to continue to work in faith, to labor in love, and to be steadfast in hope.  Let our welcome go forth in grace and peace.

Proclaim the greatness of our God,

for our God is the Holy One.

Merciful God, your grace and peace fill our community and connect us with ties of loving regard:

Hear our prayers for those whom we remember in intercession, especially ___.

Accept our grateful thanksgiving for the goodness of life, especially for ___.

Receive into the full vision of your goodness and glory those who have died, especially ___.

Proclaim the greatness of our God,

                        for our God is the Holy One.

Presider:  Living and true God, your strong arm is extended to bring justice and truth to the whole world:  Guide the powerful into your ways and keep us ever faithful to your will, that everyone in heaven and earth may work to bring about your intention of reconciliation and peace; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.