Category: COVID Prayers

August 2, 2020

PASTORAL PRAYER Almighty and Eternal God, we marvel that you choose to be involved in our lives; that you are not far-removed at a high and holy distance from where you can look down on us and occasionally send messengers and prophets to carry your instructions our way. No, you have chosen over and over …

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July 26, 2020

PASTORAL PRAYER Loving and holy God, your servant Paul wrote that we don’t know how to pray as we ought, and so your Spirit helps us in our weakness, interceding for us with sighs too deep for words. We thank you for that assurance, because these are days when our hearts fill to overflowing with …

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July 19, 2020

PASTORAL PRAYER Holy and wondrous God, as the birds sing and cherries ripen, as summer temperatures arrive and trees bow to you in praise, we come before you again with grateful hearts. Day after day, you richly bless us with beauty and bounty that fill our spirits to overflowing: for moments of awe that take …

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July 5, 2020

PASTORAL PRAYER Sing together:O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain,For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!America! America! God shed full grace on thee,And crown thy good with servanthood From sea to shining sea! Holy God, as we celebrate the 244th birthday of our country, we give you thanks for all that …

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June 28, 2020

PASTORAL PRAYER Holy God, we give you thanks for the gifts and graces of this day. For the beauty and wonder, majesty and fragility of creation, and for the privilege that is ours as we enjoy and cherish, honor and protect, restore and renew the face of your earth. For the gift of family and …

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June 21, 2020

PASTORAL PRAYER Dearly Beloved God, we come before you in wonder and awe, in confession and concern, in humility and need. You hear the names and needs that we carry with us, the ones we speak aloud as well as the ones we whisper only to you. You also hear the sighs of our hearts, …

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June 14, 2020

PASTORAL PRAYER O holy and gracious God, we bring before you the contents of our hearts and the abundance of feelings that swirl within us. We do offer you our thanks and praise for the gifts and graces of our lives, for the beauty and wonder of creation, for the wobbly legs of newborn deer …

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June 7, 2020

PASTORAL PRAYER O Holy God, the earth and its weary people cry out to you. The surround sound of these past few weeks and months pulses in our ears and hearts, and as much as we want to turn it off and close it out, we turn first to you. Keep us attentive to the …

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May 31, 2020

PASTORAL PRAYER Come, Holy Spirit, come. On this Pentecost Sunday, come into our lives, into our midst and into our world. Come breathing peace, and whisper to each troubled soul, each wounded body, each broken heart, each raging spirit. Help us to breathe in your reassuring presence, your quiet strength, your unfailing love, your mysterious …

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May 17, 2020

PASTORAL PRAYER Holy and loving God, they reminded us that things change, but we already knew that. We are living in a world and in a time when things are changing all around us, and at a pace that leaves our heads spinning. Truth be told, on our good days, it feels like change; other …

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