Prayers of the People: July 16

Published on Jul 16th, 2017 by Member of Congregation | 0

Holy One, Creator God, these are troubling times so we come to you seeking your spirit in our lives to comfort and restore us and bring us peace. We pray for all those affected by the wildfires raging in our province. Keep those forced to evacuate their homes, firefighters on the ground and in the air working to contain and extinguish the flames of harm’s way. We also ask your blessing on those volunteering to care for livestock and pets, and feed and house and shelter the travellers. Let your grace be upon them.

We offer into your care those separated from family due to failing health. Let your spirit touch the grieving and the lonely ones to bring them comfort and newness in their days.

In our Kootenay Presbytery we offer the Rev. Gerry Foster (ret’d) into your care bringing him good health and contentment. In the World Council of Churches prayer cycle we ask your spiritual presence for the churches in Columbia, Equador and Venezuela, and for our brothers and sisters in Nyanyadzi Methodist Church in Zimbabwe.

We thank you for the blessings of our minister, David, his wife, Janet and all the volunteers who offer their time and talent to this our Nelson United Church. Let your grace be with them and all who worship here. Always in our prayers and thoughts are those far from home serving as doctors, educators, nurses, aid workers and peacemakers and peacekeepers. Be their protector. Now we bring you people by name who are special to us and needing your healing and comforting presence in their lives. We name all those on our Prayer List…   …and those we name silently or aloud.

God, we thank you for all the blessings your loving grace bestows on us. We thank you for family and friends and the joy they gift to us. We are mindful of this beautiful Kootenay country with its mountains, lakes, rivers and wildlife. Instill in each of us a caregivers attitude and responsibility toward it. Forgive us when we stray and draw us back into your fold by the power of your love.  

Together we say…   “Amen!”

 

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