Prayers of the People for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

Trusting the promise of God who enlightens all of life, we offer our prayers saying, “Light of the world,” and responding, “Shine on us and through us.”

[Short pause]

Loving God, you have chosen us to be your church in this time and place.  As we face the challenges and quandaries of our day, help us choose life.  Light of the world,
Shine on us and through us.

Loving God, you have chosen us to reflect your love and your light.  As we walk in your presence through our dilemmas, help us choose life.  Light of the world,
Shine on us and through us.

Loving God, you have chosen us to speak your liberating word.  As we are confronted with the risks of following you, help us choose life.  Light of the world,
Shine on us and through us.

Loving God, you have chosen us to live as a community of faith.  As we discern our next steps together, help us choose life.  Light of the world,
Shine on us and through us.

Loving God, you have chosen us to serve the wider community.  As we admit our hesitation and fear, help us choose life.  Light of the world,
Shine on us and through us.

Loving God, you have chosen us to announce health in the face of illness, expectation in the face of resignation, dreams in the face of cynicism.  Therefore we pray for those who need our prayers.
[Long pause]
As we challenge the despair around us and within us, help us choose life.  Light of the world,
Shine on us and through us.

We pray in the name of Jesus, our light, our life, and our hope.
Amen.

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