Prayers of the People

The Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost  

Proper 28, Track 1, Year A

November 19, 2017 

Presider:  Gracious and generous God, you have given to your creation all things necessary for our abundant life: Hear us as we pray for people everywhere, that all may be protected from oppression and exploitation in order to live productive and meaningful lives, as we pray:  To you we lift up our eyes; have mercy upon us, have mercy.

Litanist:  Awaken your Church, O God, that we may encourage and build up one another as children of light and children of the day to serve as instruments of your compassion and justice.

To you we lift up our eyes;

have mercy upon us, have mercy.

Infinite One, inspire our leaders, with wisdom and discipline, and rescue all people from the scorn of the indolent rich and the derision of the proud.

To you we lift up our eyes;

have mercy upon us, have mercy.

Compassionate One, protect the vulnerable of the earth from economic abuse: Grant that all who work may receive a proper return for their labor and that every person may enjoy a fair portion of the riches of your creation.

To you we lift up our eyes;

have mercy upon us, have mercy.

Loving One, bless our community with wisdom, healing and honor, that we may be bearers of faith, hope and love.

To you we lift up our eyes;

have mercy upon us, have mercy.

We commend to your mercy those for whom we pray, especially ___.

We raise our eyes to you in thanksgiving, especially for ___.

We entrust to your never failing care and love those who have died, especially ___.

To you we lift up our eyes;

               have mercy upon us, have mercy.

 

Presider:  Merciful God of light and promise, multiply your grace upon us and be generous to all the earth, that we may treasure your eternal work of reconciliation and resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.