Prayers & Day of Prayer



  • Prayers for worship

    Prayers for October 2, 2022


    As scattered grains of wheat are gathered together into one bread, so let us gather our prayers for the church, those in need, and all of God’s good creation.

     

    We pray for your holy church in every place and for those who serve following the example of Christ. Help all of us to live by faith and walk by the light of your gospel. 


    God of grace, hear our prayer.

     

    We pray for parts of the world ravaged by natural disaster – for places like Puerto Rico, Florida, Canada, and Pakistan: relieve those affected by floods, wildfires, droughts, earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes.


    God of grace, hear our prayer.

     

    We pray for every nation and for those leaders entrusted with authority: grant them self-discipline in all things and inspire them with love for all people under their care.


    God of grace, hear our prayer.

     

    We pray for victims of violence, abuse, and neglect: heal those who have been harmed and protect those who are vulnerable, marginalized, and oppressed. We pray especially for those on our prayer list and those we hold in our hearts.


    God of grace, hear our prayer.

     

    We pray for this and every congregation: rekindle your gifts within your people, and inspire councils, committees, and individuals to plan and work together that all may know your love.


    God of grace, hear our prayer.

     

    We pray in thanksgiving for the gift of eternal life and rest in you. We pray that we, like the saints who have gone before us, will one day rest eternal in your loving arms.


    God of grace, hear our prayer.