Prayers for the Festival of the Holy Trinity

All of creation is enfolded in the loving arms of God.  In response, we pray for the world God loves, the church God calls, and all people in need, saying, “In your mercy,” and responding, “Hear us, O God.”

[Short pause]

God who is love, set us free from rigid philosophy.  Set us free from believing that we are saved by being right.  Set us free to love as you love, so we may care for the people and world you give us.  In your mercy,
Hear us, O God.

God who is love, creation proclaims your abundance.  Use us to share the gifts you provide, so that no one goes hungry.  In your mercy,
Hear us, O God.

God who is love, you continue to reach out to us, and call us to a better way.  Give us faith to let go of measuring value by results.  Give us grace to trust your promise.  In your mercy,
Hear us, O God.

God who is love, you send us as your hands and feet, ears and eyes into this broken, hurting world.  Save us from despair in the face of danger and loss.  Strengthen us to respond to whatever need confronts us.  In your mercy,
Hear us, O God.

God who is love, you do not abandon us in our illness, our poverty, our anger, our isolation.  Use us to touch those whom we name before you with your healing presence.
[Long pause]
In your mercy,
Hear us, O God.

God who is love, you share your very self with us.  As this congregation strives to grow and mature in our relationship with each other, help us remember that your love is given, not just for us, but for the sake of all.  In your mercy,
Hear us, O God.

Celebrating the love which will never let us go, we offer these prayers in the name of our living Saviour, Jesus the Christ.
Amen.

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