PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Written by Darwin & Marie Lowe
JULY 19th, 2020
Dear GOD: thank you for this beautiful time of the year. We see all the colours of the rainbow In all of your creations flowers, birds, green crops in the fields and animals in pastures.
Thank you for all the strength, peace, courage and promise you give us in this time of challenge.
We feel the joy of meeting new neighbors, old neighbors, little ones on their bikes for the first time, skate boards, roller blades, all feeling freedom of stage three of opening covid 19 .
We praise you for your hope as we continue to be cautious and considerate of others by distancing.
Please give understanding to the children thinking of how their school will continue . The University young people how their hopes may be crushed by whether their classes will continue and how to work It out.
Love and hope to the new mom’s as they are protecting their wee ones so they too will have a future of joy.
Thank you for giving guidance to our Church teams working so diligently under difficult times, Bless each one.
God we thank you for the steadfastness of our Church family. When we get through this covid 19 virus and isolation and return to Church, we will with rejoicing and praising to ,be welcomed back into worship and this ongoing fellowship.
This we ask In Jesus name. Our strength in times of trouble.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Written by Sandy Westaway
JULY 5th, 2020
We, together have experienced a Pandemic and together we have learned great lessons. We are very thankful for our Front Line Workers for their skills, knowledge and services provided for us. As we reflect upon our blessings let's pray together ... first with the Lord's Prayer and then with a few words of personal thoughts shared.
Let us bow our heads:
Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come ... thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread and Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us...
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory..
Forever and ever .. Amen.
Dear Lord, We, your people are standing at the edge of the pool, arms outstretched, confused, afraid. We see YOU ... your arms outstretched and saying "Trust me and I'll catch you!
In these days of COVID-19 we need Your arms of safety and love. As our world moves along, uncertain, yet held together by the gifts of each from line Hero and Heroine, we give thanks. As we experience your sun with the rain and your joy with our sorrows, we experience also your promise of strength. As you light our way with hope, help and the gift of love for one another, we pray that your Holy Spirit will fill us with compassion for ALL people and will teach us to share our kindness, humility, gentleness and patience toward each other so the world will see the love within us and will become a safer, gentler place.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Written by Betty Field
JULY 26th, 2020
Loving Father help us as we seek to make sense of an upside- down world. As we venture into the third phase of this virulent virus, help each individual to make decisions based on their own comfort level. Help us to realize that everybody’s story, ability, and comfort level as they emerge from this lockdown will be different. Guide us to be prudent and cautious.
I would also ask that you provide us with Your guidance to correct the inequalities of this world that have come to the forefront during this time, nursing home deficiencies, senior care, racial injustices, housing for the homeless, food security and medical support for everyone regardless of race or wealth. Let us not forget the pain and suffering of those who live with these insufficiencies and injustices, every day, as we emerge into a new normal.
We would also ask that you continue to watch over all those who are in mental or physical pain, those who are lonely and afraid, grieving, or isolated and unable to leave their homes due to physical limitations or medical conditions. Hold them in your loving hands, so they do not feel alone in their struggles.
Guide our politicians, at all levels of government around the world to make wise decisions, based on the needs of all people. And so, we emerge into another time for hope, a time for gratitude, a time for continued vigilance and a time for our community to remain strong together. We pray it may be so Heavenly Father.
Prayers of the People
Written by Terry Lanning
Dear Heavenly Father, Creator of Heaven and earth with gladness we praise you for the world you have created, for making us in your image to love one another and to care for your creation. We give thanks for the gift of Jesus by your holy spirit.
Empower us to show your love to others as we pray for your Church in this place and over the world. We pray for a better life for those who are struggling through this pandemic , We pray for our community to be strong and for our church's mission, It's health and for our children. We pray for those in need and sick and without jobs.
Dear Heavenly Father, we ask that you be with us now and forevermore.