Prayers of the People, oT29B
Out of the depths, we cry to you, O God,
hear our prayers of lament!
We are hurting.
The pain of broken relationship,
of guilt and self-condemnation,
of pride and self-righeousness,
or uncertainty and fear,
Our grief overwhelms us
as we attempt to count our losses.
Our division tears us apart.
We do not know where to turn.
Have you abandoned us?
Remember when you formed us
from the dust of the earth?
Remember when you breathed life into our beings?
Where is the God who created us
and claimed us as God's own?
Your children need your redemption!
It was you who called us.
Grant us healing and reconciliation
that we might contribute to the building of your kingdom
In gratitude for your grace
and for your everlasting love,we bow before you.
Hear our prayers, we pray.