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POP: harvest of joy

Lord of glory, Savior of all who call on you,
we pray for your people who are near to our hearts today.
We rejoice with those who rejoice,
whose hopes and dreams have come true today.
Let our mouths be filled with laughter,
and let us sing songs of joy,
for you have done great things for your people.
We give you thanks!
Merciful God, we also weep with those who weep.
We call out on behalf of those whose lives are dry and barren,
for all who long to be restored.
Where there are tears, or suffering, or illness, or grief,
may there be songs of joy once again.
We lift up the prayers of your people
with longing and hope,
trusting that you will bring forth a harvest of joy.
We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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

POP: you hold the future

O Lord, you hold the future of your people.
Trusting in your love, we lift up our dreams and hopes before you.
We pray for all who celebrate good news and hopes fulfilled, that they might see your love for them and for all people.
God of abundance, Fill the earth with your joy.
We pray for those who seek peace between people and nations, that they may know themselves as children of God.
God of abundance, Fill the earth with your joy.
We pray for those who experience injustice, and for those who stand with them, that you would set all things right.
God of abundance, Fill the earth with your joy.
We pray for all who suffer from illness, poverty, or worry, that you would pour out your blessings and heal your people.
God of abundance, Fill the earth with your joy.
We pray for all who weep and mourn, that you would give comfort and peace.
God of abundance, Fill the earth with your joy.
Let our prayers be a seed of your good news, and may we commit ourselves to the work of your joy.
We pray in Jesus’ name, who sows life in our hearts, and we join in the prayer he taught us, saying:
…The Lord’s Prayer

 

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