Prayers of the People
Provider and Sustainer,
We come before you this day, lifting before you those who need your healing touch, your comforting presence, your reassuring word. Hear our prayers, we pray, and make us agents of healing in your name.
Hear our prayers for those who are wandering in the wilderness of homelessness, of chaos, of uncertainty. Make your presence known to them in the community that surrounds them, Lord, reaching out to them in love and compassion, and offering them hope in the face of fear.
Hear our prayers for those who are hungry, we pray, ... for those suffering from food insecurity and from spiritual hunger and hunger for a fulfillment of your claim on our lives. Help us to trust in your faithfulness, Covenant-keeper, and grant us patience in our waiting.
Hear our prayers for those who lead your people, O God, that they who answer your call remain committed to following you, leading with integrity and deep love for your people ... that they hear and respond with compassion and grace ... that they are strengthened by time with you and guided by your wisdom.
Hear our prayers also for those we name below and for those whose names are in our hearts and on our minds, and for those whose names we do not know and may never know. Surround them with your steadfast love, we pray. Touch them with your infinite mercy, and fill them with a peace that passes all understanding. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen.