Prayers of the People for Maundy Thursday

P – On this night, when betrayal and salvation are in the air, we offer our prayers for the world God loves, the Church God calls, and all people according to their needs, saying, “Christ, who faced the cross,” and responding, “Turn our eyes to you.”

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P – God who saves, as we remember Jesus’ suffering, help us also remember your promise that you are present in the middle of our betrayals, our brokenness, our emptiness.
L – Christ, who faced the cross,
C – turn our eyes to you.

P – God who saves, as we remember Jesus’ gift of himself in Communion, help us also remember your presence in the hungry, the sick, the stranger, the different.
L – Christ, who faced the cross,
C – turn our eyes to you.

P – God who saves, as we remember Peter’s denials and our own betrayals, help us also remember your faithfulness and forgiveness.
L – Christ, who faced the cross,
C – turn our eyes to you.

P – God who saves, as we remember Jesus self-giving love for us, help us remember your love for all of your creation.
L – Christ, who faced the cross,
C – turn our eyes to you.

P – God who saves, as we remember the covenant you have made with your people, help us remember that we are sent to all people.
L – Christ, who faced the cross,
C – turn our eyes to you.

P – God who saves, as we remember the story of our salvation, help us remember that it is not just about us.
L – Christ, who faced the cross,
C – turn our eyes to you.

God of our salvation, we trust that you hear our prayers, not because they are pure, but because you are pure; not because we are holy, but because you are holy.  Help us live your promise, in the name of Jesus.
Amen.

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