Prayers for All Saints Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Holy Spirit has made us God’s people through our baptism into Christ. Therefore we offer our concerns for the world God loves, the church God calls, and all people according to their needs.

[Short pause]

God of love, we give you thanks for the people who have touched us with your love. Use us to do the same for the people around us. With all God’s people, we pray,
Hear us, loving God.

God of love, we give thanks for your Good News, which breaks barriers, restores relationships, and offers hope in the dark places of life. Inspire us to do the same for the people around us. With all God’s people, we pray,
Hear us, loving God.

God of love, we give thanks for all people of good will, who surprise us with their compassion and care. Open our eyes to see you working through the people around us. With all God’s people, we pray,
Hear us, loving God.

God of love, we give thanks for your promise to be with us always. Enable us to trust you so much that we share your promise with the people around us. With all God’s people, we pray,
Hear us, loving God.

God of love, we give thanks for those who have loved us, those whom we have loved, those who have died in you. Today we especially remember
[NAMES].
Comfort us in our sorrow, so that we may offer comfort to the hurting people around us. With all God’s people, we pray,
Hear us, loving God.

God of love, we give thanks that you walk with us through all of our valleys. Fill us with the assurance of your presence, that we may be your healing hands for the sick and hurting people around us, especially those whom we name before you now.
[Long pause]
With all God’s people, we pray,
Hear us, loving God.

We offer all these prayers, as well as the silent yearnings of our hearts, to you loving God, in the name of Jesus the Christ.
Amen.

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