Prayers of the People for May 7, 2017, Easter 4

Celebrating the gift of new life in Christ, we offer our prayers for the world God loves, the church God calls, and all who need a reminder of God’s love.

[Short pause]

God of abundance, you promise life: life filled with meaning, with purpose, with hope and with love.  May we be open to this life you bring.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

God of abundance, we too often confuse abundant life with abundant things.  Free us from our confusion, that we may embrace your true gifts.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

God of abundance, the possibilities for sharing the gifts you provide surround us.  Keep us open to the reality that we have life to share.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

God of abundance, you shepherd your people through all of life.  Guide your church into more faithful ways of living together, that we may more faithfully live out your presence among us.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

God of abundance, we pray for those who see nothing but lack, nothing but hurt, nothing but need, nothing but pain.  Send us as bearers of life to all who are desperate for your abundance, especially [NAMES, AND] those we name before you.
[Long pause]
God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

God of abundance, you promise life: life filled with meaning, with purpose, with hope and with love.  May we be open to this life you bring.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

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

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