Daily Archives: 3 October, 2011

Sunday 16th October (61A)

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks of the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer will borrow lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community. )
God of Life and Hope,
who hears the joy and pain in our hearts
before we speak,
and answers us, in often unexpected ways,
before we know our needs…
By the gentle breath of your Spirit
strength to those whom we have named
on our lips and in our hearts…
rejoice with the hopeful;
be company to the lonely…
a comfort to all weighed down with grief…
and those whose troubles are known only to you…
that all may know your peace:
in Jesus’ name…
(The Prayers of the People continue)    More…