Prayers

Weekly Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People: January 7

As we prepare our hearts for prayer, I ask each of us to take a moment to think of something that we are truly grateful for in our lives. It might be something small, or something quite significant. It might come to mind right away, or perhaps it might take awhile. When you hear the words read on

Prayers of the People: December 31

Let us join our hearts and minds as one in prayer. When you hear the words “God of Peace and grace,” please respond with “Hear our Prayers.” read on

Prayers of the People: December 17

During the prayers, when I say: “Spirit of Grace and Love” please respond with “hold us and lift us.”   In our silence, and as one, we breathe deeply and rest our minds and bodies, answering the call to prayer.  Let us pray. read on

Prayers of the People: December 3

Please join me in the Prayers of the people. When you hear me say, “God who surrounds us,” respond with “Hear our prayers.” read on

Prayers of the People: November 26

It is said that prayer is the Pilgrims walking stick. As chaos ricochets around the world, we ask that God’s peace descend upon us. May your words, God, be a buffer against the distractions of the world where fragmentation seems part of our lives. When you hear “May the blessing of Peace be upon us,” please read on

Prayers of the People: November 19

Matthew’s gospel reading for today includes the following: “Come, share my joy.” read on

Prayers of the People: November 12

Let us join our hearts and minds as one in prayer. When you hear the words, “God of Peace,” please respond with “Hear our Prayers.” read on

Prayers of the People: October 29

God our creator, we come here to seek your presence in our lives and to respond to that presence with gratitude for your care and love. We come humbly acknowledging our imperfections yet striving to become your mind’s image of us. read on

Prayers of the People: October 22

When you hear the words, “God of all of us,” please respond with, “Hear our Prayers.” Let us pray. read on

Prayers of the People: October 1

In the United Church, we tend to avoid the use of the word “Lord” with capital “L” as a name for God. But apparently, the English word “lord,” small “l”, comes from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning “bread keeper.” I think that’s a lovely image for God, who provides what we need, the bread of life and love. read on