Feb 2015

THE RESPONSE TO “Lord, in your mercy” IS “hear our prayer”

Lord God, thank you for welcoming us in love. Hear us as we pray for the church, the world and for all in physical, emotional or spiritual need.

Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

Faithful God, we thank you for our church leaders and we pray for all who preach your word, inspire us, lead us and grow us as disciples, encouraging us to reach out to all those in need in our communities and in our world.

Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

God of every land and nation, you spoke your word and revealed your love for all creation through Jesus Christ. We pray now for our troubled world, its peoples and their leaders.
We pray especially for those caught up in war, violence and hatred; especially the innocent victims of these evils.
May we work together with You to see peace abound and righteousness flourish, opposing injustice and the wrongs of humankind.

Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

Lord of Life, although we are sometimes separated in many ways from the people we live amongst, we long to see your will done here on earth as it is in heaven. We pray for our neighbours and our families, day by day, moment by moment. Help us to show your abundant love by the way that we love them.

Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

Abundant God, be with those of us that desire and need your restoration and healing. As we remember the way your son Jesus Christ cast out demons we remember today all those who live in sadness and especially those struggling with depression and mental illness. Today, we ask for your blessing and healing touch upon those who we name now in our hearts….

Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

Merciful Lord, your love reaches beyond the grave. At the end of our days on earth, be with us and be with those we love. May those who have gone before us rest in your eternal peace. We remember before you those who have died and we pray for all whose life is saddened by the death of a loved one, be with them in their loneliness….

Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

Lord God we pray for ourselves; as we start the week ahead, we ask that in all we do, we may we walk more closely with you at our side safe in the knowledge that your love and care knows no bounds.

Most loving God, you have promise to hear us when we pray:
Grant that what we have asked in faith we may by your grace receive.

Amen

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