Prayers of the People for August 5, 2018

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

[Short pause]

God of the weak, your eyes are on the lowly, the outcast, the rejected and the ignored.  Open our eyes to see them as well, and enable us to join them in the struggle for a more just society.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of the victims of power, open our ears to hear the cry of those who are abused, demeaned, put down and taken advantage of.  Give us the faith to affirm the dignity of all your children.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of the abusers of power, you continued to call to David, to show him another way.  Call to our leaders today, that they might work toward a world in which all your people may thrive.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of prophets who speak to power, strengthen the faith of your church, that we might stand with those who are saying what needs to be said, regardless of what it may cost us.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of the sick, you reach out to bring healing and hope to all who are suffering.  Use us to touch [NAMES, AND] all whom we name before you, with your restoring presence.
[Long pause]
Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God of justice, continue to call to us, that we might respond in all of our circumstances, in all of our relationships, in all of our days.  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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