Prayers of the People for Pentecost 21 / Ordinary 28 / Canadian Thanksgiving

As God has promised to walk with us, God has also promised to hear us.  So we pray for all who need our prayers, saying, “We pray in hope,” and respond, “Make all things new.”

[Brief pause]

In gratitude for all the gifts we have been given and promised, that we would more and more be shaped by God’s generosity, we pray in hope,
Make all things new.

For the poor around us, that their needs would be met; for ourselves, that we would be part of how their needs are met; and for all of us, that we would work together toward real answers, we pray in hope,
Make all things new.

For leaders of nations, that political advantage and questing for power would give way to a desire to serve and a striving for justice, we pray in hope,
Make all things new.

For this congregation, as well as [other neighboring churches and/or faith communities], that we would respond with faith and thanksgiving to the future you are bringing, we pray in hope,
Make all things new.

For people who are sick, hurting, depressed, angry, lonely, hungry, cold, homeless or without hope, that they may experience, through our ministry, the loving healing and gentle welcome of Jesus, we pray in hope,
Make all things new.

For all people, for the whole world, for all of creation, we give thanks.  That we would be more willing servants, who, through our lives, bring life, we pray in hope,
Make all things new.

We offer these spoken prayers, our silent prayers, and the prayers for which we have no words, to you, loving God, in the name of Jesus.
Amen.

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