Sunday 27th October 2013 – Pentecost 23C (5)

In our prayers to You,

God of all life,

we thank You

for all that we have enjoyed this week.

For time to play and rest,

for time with family and friends,

for the strangers who have made our day

with the kind words or smile they offered.

We thank You for the food upon our tables,

for the homes in which we live,

and the space of the world around us.

God of Promise

MAY WE KNOW YOUR LOVE

In what we pray today,

we remember the world in which we live,

and the stories that we hear

from the news or in messages shared.

We pray for the Queen and for her family,

and thank you for times of celebration

found in baptism.

We remember other families

who will be making promises today,

that their children

may know homes where they are loved,

and where the story of God’s presence

is shared through the retelling

of the story of Jesus.

God of Promise

MAY WE KNOW YOUR LOVE

We pray for politicians and community leaders.

We pray for the Scottish Parliament

and all those who serve

within the walls of a building

and out in their communities.

May they be willing to listen

to the stories of those who find life hard

and see fair way for all to live

God of Promise

MAY WE KNOW YOUR LOVE

We pray for the lost and the lonely of the world,

that they may know Your love.

As those who have made promises today,

may the words sit within our hearts

and shape our lives

so that we might better care for our world.

God of Promise

MAY WE KNOW YOUR LOVE

In Christ’s name.

Amen.

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