Prayers of the People for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 2015

Celebrating the mystery of new life in Christ, we pray for the world God loves, the church God calls, and all people in any need.

[Short pause]

God who brings new life, Hallelujah!  For the gift of faith which you give, and the desire to respond which you inspire, we give thanks.  God of resurrection,
Hear our prayer.

God who brings new life, Hallelujah!  For a clearer vision of your call, and a deeper longing to do what needs doing, we ask your help.  God of resurrection,
Hear our prayer.

God who brings new life, Hallelujah!  For the hunger for justice which you rouse within us, and the ability to embrace opportunities which surround us to do it, we ask for strength.  God of resurrection,
Hear our prayer.

God who brings new life, Hallelujah!  That this congregation and parish would discern your dream for us, and that we would be more willing to chase that dream, we ask your blessing.  God of resurrection,
Hear our prayer.

God who brings new life, Hallelujah!  For the women in our lives through whom you have given life, and supported our journey, we offer our grateful prayers.  God of resurrection,
Hear our prayer.

God who brings new life, Hallelujah!  For those who need our prayers: victims of violence and injustice, those who suffer from poverty and hunger, those who are ill or isolated, including [NAMES, AND] all those whom we name before you.
[Long pause]
We entrust them all to your care.  God of resurrection,
Hear our prayer.

God who brings new life, Hallelujah!  That you have used us to touch this community with your welcome, we give thanks.  Enable us to continue.  God of resurrection,
Hear our prayer.

We pray all this in the name of our risen Saviour, Jesus the Christ.
Amen.

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