Prayers of the People

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“Prayers of the People” is part of our regular order of service. These prayers offer the concerns and thanksgivings of our congregation.

Prayers of the People are written and presented by our members rather than by the minister.

This week we also pray for:

a Member of our Presbytery
(Kootenay Presbytery Prayer Cycle Reference)
and


In the World Council of Churches:

An archive of previous prayers can be accessed on the “Past Prayers” page.

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

Prayers of the People: September 24

Equinox is a time of balance. A balance between light and dark… Fire and Ice… External and internal. When you hear the words, “God who is always with us” please respond with, “Hear our prayers.” read on

Prayers of the People: June 15

On this Father’s Day, let us join our hearts and minds as one in prayer. When you hear the words “Spirit-filled God” please respond with “Hear our Prayers.” read on

Prayers of the People: June 11

Please join me in prayer: As we sit quietly now, in prayer, we are aware of the presence of spirit, the warmth of love shared, love that is alive in us and around us. read on