Prayers of the People for Maundy Thursday, 2014

We pray for the world, the church, and all in any need.

[Short pause]

God of life, God of love, Jesus took the place of the lowest slave, and washed the feet of his friends.  Open our eyes to the wonder of simple service.  Christ who heals all brokenness,
Make us your willing servants.

God of life, God of love, you call us to serve the people around us.  Help us see the gifts you provide which can meet those needs.  Christ who heals all brokenness,
Make us your willing servants.

God of life, God of love, no part of life is beyond your gracious concern.  Increase our awareness of your presence, that we may point to you.  Christ who heals all brokenness,
Make us your willing servants.

God of life, God of love, in Jesus you enter the darkest parts of life.  May our lives be a demonstration of your healing promise in this world, and in this community.  We pray especially for those people and situations which command our special awareness.
[Long pause]
Christ who heals all brokenness,
Make us your willing servants.

God of life, God of love, strengthen our faith; overcome our resistance; enable us to reach out in love.  Christ who heals all brokenness.
Make us your willing servants.

We offer all these prayers, as well as the deep yearnings of our hearts, to you, gracious and merciful God, in the name of Jesus.
Amen.

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