Prayers of the People

27 Feb

Confluence Members led worship at St. John’s Franklinton this past Sunday, including writing the Prayers of the People. Below are the prayers written by Steven Simpkins, Nicole Hamme, and Caroline Nagy.

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Prayers of the People                                                                   written by Nicole Hamme, Caroline Nagy, and Steven Simpkins.           

God of cloud, fire and light, empower everyone in your church to share in the love of God and contribute to your mission. Lord, our lamp in the dark

God of cloud, fire and light, nurture the spirits of those serving in the Episcopal Service Corps and other service corps programs across the world. Lord, our lamp in the dark

God of cloud, fire and light, grant wisdom to all elected officials, especially our President Donald, that they may justly care for the earth, her resources and all her inhabitants, regardless of creed, race, sexual orientation, and nationality. Lord, our lamp in the dark

God of cloud, fire and light, thank you for opportunities for service found in Community Refugee and Immigration Services, Homeless Families Foundation, Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center and Franklinton Cycle Works that they would continue to strive for good and succeed in their mission. Lord, our lamp in the dark

God of cloud, fire and light, please look with love upon those with addictions, in loneliness, without support, in sickness, and those on our continued prayer list: _____________,We now invite your prayers silently or aloud____________, help us to use our resources in their service. Lord, our lamp in the dark

God of cloud, fire and light, lovingly remember all those who have died, including Kevin Simpkins, our Grandparents and Friends, and especially those who lives have been claimed too soon by heroin. Lord, our lamp in the dark

God of cloud, fire and light, we thank you for the opportunity to work, learn, live and play in the community where we worship, we thank you for the lives of___________, who are celebrating birthdays, and we now invite your thanksgivings silently or aloud_________________.

Shine, O God, as the Light that creates, the Light that calls, the Light that comes again with every dawn. Shine as the Light that scatters every shadow, and the Light in which we promise to walk, with your help. Amen.

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