Lord God, we praise you!
We give you thanks because you are good,
because your faithful love lasts forever.
Trusting in your love,
we stand in the gap
on behalf of everyone who needs your mercy.
We pray for those who are subject to powers that don’t deserve your name,
and for our own salvation when we choose idols for ourselves.
We pray for your beloved ones who seek your wondrous works
of healing, freedom, or reconciliation.
We pray for your awesome deeds for those we name before you…
God our Lord,
help us give thanks and rejoice in you!
Gather us into your love,
through Jesus Christ who taught us to pray, saying…
The Lord’s Prayer
Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Covenant Presbyterian Church, West Des Moines, IA