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.

 

In the World Council of Churches:

This week we also pray for a Member of our Presbytery

2018 Prayer list for Members of Kootenay Presbytery

 

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

Prayers of the People: February 25

Prayers of the People: February 25

Along with today’s psalm and gospel reading the companion Hebrew scripture is from Genesis and is one of the many stories of Sarah and Abraham. I find comfort and encouragement in their stories. read on

Prayers of the People: February 18

Prayers of the People: February 18

Let us quiet our minds and open our hearts as we pray for those in the world and in our community. When you hear the phrase, “Oh Holy One” please respond with  “hear our prayers.” read on

Prayers of the People: February 11

Prayers of the People: February 11

Creator God, we see hints of the springtime that is coming – in greening bud of Forsythia and Japonica; in return of soft, cheery and familiar birdcall; the drip off rooftop and disappearance of melting snow cover, with more confident footsteps down the bare sidewalk. read on

Prayers of the People: February 4

Prayers of the People: February 4

For a few minutes let us set aside those concerns, duties and responsibilities that fill our thoughts and direct our lives. Let us seek and find that quiet personal time with our God. Let us pray. God of our creation and being, hear our prayers. We come into these moments with gratitude for all the read on

Prayers of the People: January 28

Prayers of the People: January 28

 God of Light, teach us to be followers of your law, despite our human fallibility. Help us to trust in you and in the love you would have for us, and to understand that your law is dependent on us needing one another and that no one is any less important. So, when you hear read on

Prayers of the People: January 7

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

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

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

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

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