Prayers 5 Epiphany Yr A

Prayer of the Church, 5th Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A

P: God of Justice: You are to be worshipped by acts of love and care for those who suffer from injustice. You have called us to free the oppressed; share our bread with the hungry; welcome and provide for the homeless poor; and clothe the naked. May your light shine in us: C: In your mercy, hear our prayer.

P: We praise you LORD our Righteousness: You bestow your blessing on those who are gracious, merciful, and righteous; who are generous and conduct their affairs with justice; those who remember the poor shall be blessed by the LORD.  May your light shine in us: C: In your mercy, hear our prayer.

P: God of Wisdom: The wisdom you gave your apostle Paul was Jesus Christ, and him crucified. You have given us your Holy Spirit so that our faith might rest not on human wisdom but on your power. Divine wisdom from your Spirit is greater than the perishable wisdom of this age or the rulers of this age. Help us Holy Spirit to understand and discern the gifts bestowed on us to serve your will and purposes. May your light shine in us: C: In your mercy, hear our prayer.

P: Jesus our Teacher: You have called us to be salt and light here on earth; make us ever mindful that we are your presence in the world and by so doing to live out our lives worthy of our calling. May your light shine in us: C: In your mercy, hear our prayer.

(Other prayers may be added here, ending with: May your light shine in us: C: In your mercy, hear our prayer.)

P: God of Every Land: We pray that you would endow grace upon Elizabeth our Queen, our Prime Minister and Members of Parliament, our Premier and Members of the Legislature, and the political leaders of the following nations: Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Yemen, and Cuba. Reform all who govern by corrupt means that justice and peace may prevail in these countries. May your light shine in us: C: In your mercy, hear our prayer.

P: In your mercy, LORD God, hear all our intercessions and thanksgivings; and grant us whatever may be in accord with your holy will and purposes; through Christ our Mediator who, with the Holy Spirit we worship and praise; one God, now and forever. ALL: Amen.

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I am, among other things, a sojourner, a sinner-saint, a baptized, life-long learner and follower of Jesus, and Lutheran pastor. Dim Lamp: dimlamp.wordpress.com gwh photos: gwhphotos.wordpress.com

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