Prayers for the Second Sunday of Pentecost – June 2/13

Joining creation’s song of praise, we pray for the world God loves, the church God calls, and all people in need, saying, “Hear us, O God,” and responding, “Your mercy is great.”

[Short pause]

O God, we sing of you, creator of all.  Open our mouths to sing of your gifts.  Open our hearts to share what you give.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

O God, we sing of your presence.  You walk with us through all of our valleys, over all of our mountain tops, across every plain.  Help us sing our way into a deeper trust.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

O God, we sing of your promise.  You assure us of love, forgiveness, and a future beyond our imagining.  Free us from demanding proof of your care, so that we may let go of our fear, and embrace what you provide.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

O God, we sing of your healing.  Surrounded by sickness, greed, poverty and desperation, we sing you into the darkness of this broken world, praying for light, praying for health, praying for hope, especially for those we name before you.
[Long pause]
Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

O God, we sing of your grace.  We pray for Maranatha congregation as they sing through their last Sunday at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, and as we anticipate singing your praises together into the future.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

O God, we sing of you: you in this place, you in our lives, you in our hopes and our fears, our tears and our dreams.  Give us faith to sing patiently, hope to sing joyfully, and love to sing honestly.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

We pray this world into the arms of your merciful compassion, O God, in the loving name of Jesus.
Amen.

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