Prayers of the People for Pentecost 8, Ordinary 16

Filled with promise, and empowered by love, let us offer our prayers to God.

[Short pause]

God of nomads, you are found on the road, on the way, on the journey. Forgive us for attempting to confine you to our buildings.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of relationships, you are found among strangers, between enemies, in the world. Forgive us for attempting to restrict you to ourselves. Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of Israel, you are found in ancient stories, in promises made, in covenants kept. Widen our vision to see you beyond our present. Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of the Church, you claim us again as your people, you forgive our brokenness, you re-energize us for service. Forgive us for relegating you to the past. Help us respond to what you are doing today. Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of the poor and sick, you are most profoundly present in situations of need, of lack, of pain and distress. Inspire us to share your compassion with those who are ill, who have lost hope, who see no future, or who fear the future they do see, including [NAMES, AND] all those whom we name before you.
[LONG PAUSE]
Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of mission, you come for us, but not only for us. You accompany us, but not just to comfort us. You walk with us, but not only for our sake. Send us out empowered, inspired and eager to serve all with whom we come in contact. Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

Trusting in the promise of unbounded love, we pray in Jesus’ name.
Amen.

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