All Saints Sunday, Nov. 6 – Prayers of the People

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Title:All Saints Sunday, Nov. 6 – Prayers of the People

Bulletin Date: November 6, 2011 4:00 am


Prayers of the People

With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord.

For the Church Universal, that we and all of its members may be bound together in love and obedience to you, united in one body by the one Spirit, and  inspired by the example of the saints who have gone before us,

We pray to you, O Lord.

For our nation, for the President, for the Governors of the States, for our local leaders,  and to all in administrative authority,  that they may be inspired by the example of our founding fathers, and that they may be filled with your wisdom and grace as they exercise their duties,

We pray to you, O Lord. 

For the welfare of your whole creation and for the whole human race, that our reverence may be increased before the mystery of life; and  grant us new insight into your purposes for the human race, and new wisdom and determination in making provision for its future in accordance with your will,

We pray to you, O Lord. 

For this community, for those in our community who are in need, that we may reach out our hands in love to share your love and resources with all in need of your love and care,

We pray to you, O Lord.

For the upcoming election, that we may be guided in the election of officials and representatives, that by faithful administration and wise law, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes,

We pray to you, O Lord.

For those on our prayer list  (names on the prayer list will be read here) that  they may experience your healing presence in the midst of their troubles.

We pray to you, O Lord.

For those who serve in our military, especially (names on the prayer list will be read here)  that they may be defended day by day with your heavenly grace, that they may be strengthened in their trials and temptations, that they may find the courage to face the dangers  that beset them, and that they may have a sense of your abiding presence with them.

We pray to you, O Lord. 

For the great cloud of witnesses who serve you in eternal joy, and especially for those who have gone before us in this year just past. We remember them before you this day, and thank you for giving them to us to know and to love as companions on our earthly pilgrimages. 

Philemon Ruybal                                                                                                                         

Larry Marquez

Raymond Marquez

Edwin Dudley

Anne Parker

Sally Stewart

David Bushrod

Leonard Bruce

Joann Smith

Claudia Betz

 

Michael N. Balabous

Wirt T (Junior) Hicks

George Davis

Kenneth Harris

Garland Gravatt

 

V. Douglas Henderson, Jr.

Joanie Pemberton

Yvonne Salvador

 

For those we love, but see no longer:  Grant them your peace; let light perpetual shine upon them; and in your loving wisdom and almighty power, work in them the good purpose of your perfect will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

We pray to you, O Lord. 

Hear now, O Lord, the prayers and petitions of your people which we offer to you now either silently or aloud. 

(Silence)

Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one with your saints in heaven and on earth:  Grant that in our earthly pilgrimage we may always be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer, and know ourselves to be surrounded by their witness to your power and mercy.  We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom all our intercessions are acceptable through the Spirit, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. 

Amen. 

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