Prayers of the People for the Second Sunday After the Epiphany, 2015

Having been called into the light of Christ, and trusting the Spirit’s guidance in our journey, we offer our prayers for the world God loves, the church God calls, and all people in any need.

[Short pause]

God who calls, your invitation is generously extended to all. Help us be generous in our response. God of light,
Shine on us and through us.

God who calls, your invitation extends into all of life. May we be aware of you day and night. God of light,
Shine on us and through us.

God who calls, your invitation brings us into unfamiliar territory, and gives us a fresh vision. Enable us to embrace the newness you offer. God of light,
Shine on us and through us.

God who calls, your invitation sends us into dark corners with uncomfortable challenges and unknown possibilities. Increase our faith, than we may follow anyway. God of light,
Shine on us and through us.

God who calls, your invitation moves us to reach out to those in need – the sick, the shut-in, the poor, the voiceless, the victims of injustice. Strengthen us to be your healing presence in the lives of [NAMES, AND ALL] those whom we name before you.
[Long pause]
God of light,
Shine on us and through us.

God who calls, your invitation is extended again and again. May we respond again and again. God of light,
Shine on us and through us.

We pray all this in the name of our light and our life, Jesus the Christ.
Amen.

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