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POP: show all people

O Lord, you work righteousness for all in need
and uphold the cause of all who are oppressed.
Trusting in your holy ways and mighty works,
we lift up this world before your compassion and mercy.

We pray for all who suffer under anger and accusation,
who cannot see a way out of the pit their sin has dug.
Lord of compassion and mercy:
Show all people your kindness. 

We pray for those who long for justice,
for the healing of long-ago hurts,
for a fair chance in life.
Lord of compassion and mercy:
Show all people your kindness. 

We pray for those who seek the blessings of a spiritual community,
but who have been turned away, ridiculed, or ignored.
Lord of compassion and mercy:
Show all people your kindness. 

We pray for those who have become our enemies,
from whom we are estranged,
or whom we simply cannot understand.
Lord of compassion and mercy:
Show all people your kindness. 

We pray for your beloved children who are sick or suffering,
whose bodies or minds are broken,
who call out for your tender care.
Lord of compassion and mercy:
Show all people your kindness. 

We pray for those who face the end of life,
who grieve the loss of loved ones,
or who have simply lost hope for the future.
Lord of compassion and mercy:
Show all people your kindness. 

O Lord, we pray for your people in all the world,
calling upon your mercy in Jesus’ name,
and we pray with him as we say together:
The Lord’s Prayer

 

 

Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, Cedar Rapids, IA

dedication: every good thing

We praise you, O Lord, and everything in us proclaims your holy name. You have forgiven our sin, healed our brokenness, and redeemed us from the power of death. You satisfy us with every good thing. We celebrate your goodness in the sacrament of this meal, and we respond with gratitude through the gifts we present. Receive our offerings and our discipleship with your blessing, and lead us as we serve you in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, Cedar Rapids, IA

CTW: bless the lord…

Call to Worship from Psalms 103 and 77

L:  Bless the Lord, O my soul,

P:  and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name.

L:  I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord;

P:  I will remember your wonders of all.

L:  I will meditate on all your work,

P:  and muse on your mighty deeds.

L:  Bless the Lord, O my soul,

P:  and do not forget all God’s benefits.

 

Submitted by Rev. Stephanie Boardman Anthony, First Presbyterian Church, Hudson WI.