Saint John the Evangelist (Lockport, IL)

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Prayers of the People Feb. 13, 2005

Lent 1A – February 13, 2005
Prayers of the People

Let us pray for the Church and for the World, saying, Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

For Frank our presiding bishop, William and Victor our bishops, all bishops, priests and other ministers. For the Churches of the Chicago South Deanery, especially Grace Church in the Loop, Holy Cross, Holy Nativity, Sts. George and Mathias, and St. Margaret, all in Chicago, and for the Diocese of Maine. Grant, Almighty God, that all who confess your Name may be united in your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Guide George our president and all the people of this land, and of all the nations, in the ways of justice and peace; that we may honor one another and serve the common good. Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Give us all a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve Christ in them, and love one another as he loves us. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit; especially Nikki, Carole, Beverly, Nicolas, Warren, Joan, Frank, Anthony, Mary, Vera, Robert, Bernadine, Cassie, Diana, Donna, Austin, Stan, Jackie, Sara, Geraldine, Bill, Steve, Tom, Sharon, Theresa, Ted, Kathy, Tony, John, Ann, Kathryn, Virginia, Karla, Therese, Mariann, Don, Mildred, Chris, Bob, Wilma, Linda, Bernice, Abby, Elicia, Elise, Ashley, Glenda, Trevor, Marlene, Petra, Doris, Frances, Karen, Rhonda, Gary, Bea, Virgil, Taylor, David, Connor, Peggy, Jim, Anita, Olga, Jesse, Peter, Patti, Phil, Vicki, Daniel, Denzil, Ryan, Royleen, Spark, Mary Ann, Meredith and Catherine. Are there others? Give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of your salvation. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

For all the blessings of this life, as we remember those celebrating birthdays this week; Diane Lawler, Paul Townsend, Catherine Dick, Grace Dick, Seis Juckins, Edmund Laskowski, and Michelle Rowland and for Diane Lawler’s niece and nephew, Lindsay and Joseph Lawler; for the anniversaries this week of Sammie and Patti Yawn, Richard and Gina Sailliez, and Daniel and Theresa King. Are there other blessings and thanksgivings? Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

We pray for the repose of the souls of Duaine Millett, Sharon Laskowski’s cousin, and for Loretta Ziesemer; and in remembrance of Fred Darin and Mary E. Denniston. We commend them and all who have died to your mercy, that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in the multitude of your mercies, look with compassion upon us and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious, O lover of souls, and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. AMEN.

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