Prayers of the People for Trinity Sunday, 2014

Since God has promised to hear our prayers, we offer our concerns for the world, the church, and all in need, saying, “Let us pray,” and responding, “Hear us, God of love.”

[Short pause]

God of mountain tops, you come to us through all of life.  You call to us in joy and in pain.  You make us your own.  Strengthen our faith, so we may respond to your invitation.  Let us pray,
Hear us, God of love.

God of faith and doubt, we struggle with our beliefs.  We are inconsistent in our actions.  We forget your promises.  Remind us that your love does not waiver, and that you go with us always.  Let us pray,
Hear us, God of love.

God of heaven and earth, we go nowhere without you.  Open our eyes to the opportunities which surround us – to point to your presence, to welcome the stranger, to live in your light.  Let us pray,
Hear us, God of love.

God of all nations, no one is beyond your compassion and care.  Enable us, in the face of division, to look for unity; in the face of hatred, to work for acceptance; in the face of illness, to bring health; in the face of death, to trust your promise of life.  We especially pray for those who need our prayers, whom we name before you now.
[Long pause]
Let us pray,
Hear us, God of love.

God of promise, you call us to make disciples.  You give us more than enough.  You go with us.  We celebrate your call.  Help us respond.  Let us pray,
Hear us, God of love.

We offer these prayers, as well as the unspoken desires of our hearts, to you, loving God, in the name of Jesus.
Amen.

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