Prayers of the People for Pentecost 10 / Ordinary 17

Trusting the promise that God will hear our prayers, we offer our concern for the world God loves, the Church God calls, and all people according to their needs, saying, “Hear us, O God,” and responding, “Your mercy is great.”

[Brief pause]

Jesus, teach us to pray, as you taught your first followers, and change us into the people you call us to be.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

Jesus, teach us to pray, as you taught your first followers, and soften our hearts which have become so hardened toward others.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

Jesus, teach us to pray, as you taught your first followers, and open our ears to learn from those who are different.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

Jesus, teach us to pray, as you taught your first followers, and enable us to admit our selfishness and fear, our anger and prejudice.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

Jesus, teach us to pray, as you taught your first followers, and help us see the needs around us as opportunities to share your love.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

Jesus, teach us to pray, as you taught your first followers, and open our eyes to the needs of the planet, the poor, refugee and the abused.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

Jesus, teach us to pray, as you taught your first followers, and use us to bring your healing touch to those in any need, especially those we name before you.  [Pause]  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

Jesus, teach us to pray, as you taught your first followers, and change us into the people you call us to be.  [Long pause]  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

We offer these spoken prayers, as well as those offered in the silence of our hearts, to you, O God, in the name of Jesus the Christ.
Amen.

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