Monthly Archives: June 2018

Prayers of the People for June 17, 2018

We offer our prayers for the world God loves, the world we are called to serve.

[Short pause]

God of mustard, open our eyes to see you in those things that seem to be in our way.  We do not ask to see the purpose behind everything that is.  We do ask to see the value in everything that is.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of dandelion, you provide nourishment and beauty, as well as opportunities not to take ourselves, or our lawns, quite so seriously.  Free us to play in the freedom of your reign.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of weeds, all of creation proclaims your handiwork.  Enable us to continue to celebrate the goodness of your whole creation, and strengthen us to serve as caretakers of your world and its peoples.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of misplaced plants, we pray for faith to trust your promise when we feel out of place.  We do not just pray for those who are enduring injustice, who are separated from family, who are surrounded by violence, or who are hungry.  We also ask that we would be motivated to care, to take a stand, to speak the loving and honest word.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of all the hurting world, we offer our concern for those who are out of place, who are lonely, who are dying, who are grieving, and who are sick, especially [NAMES, AND] all those we name before you.
[Long pause]
Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of mustard and dandelion and weed, those who have eyes to see can be aware of your presence even in the inconvenient, the annoying, the challenging.  Help us see,  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

We pray all this, both our spoken desires and our unspoken longings, in the name of Jesus, the Christ.
Amen.

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