Prayers of the People on All Saints’ Sunday 11/6/2022

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The Reverend Christine V. Hides

It is truly right and our greatest joy to give thanks and praise to you, Almighty God, the Alpha and Omega, Creator of the universe. We praise you with your people on earth and all the company of heaven, the ancestors and saints who have followed your Son and witnessed to his resurrection. From every race and tongue, and from every people and nation, you have gathered them into your kingdom. You have shown them the path of life and filled them with the joy of your presence.

We pray, waiting and watching, for your new creation, when every tear will be wiped away. We bring to you our joys and concerns and our petitions for loved ones. We trust that you comfort those who mourn, soothe the suffering, guide the hands of healers and caregivers, and are present with us in any need.

On this sacred Sunday, unite us at the Lord’s table with those beloved of our fellowship who have passed into your eternal care. We remember their witness:

Mary Allen
Carol Asher
Joyce Bottum
Barbara Bridgewater
Jo Caldwell
Edward Cross
Gail Danielson
Suzanne Dickes
Kathryn (Lou) Guthrie
Jean Herreman
Harold (Huck) Hindsley
David Honoré
Charles Hughson
Mark Iserloth
Suzanne Kilroy
Nancy Mack Badger
Arch McClure
Elizabeth (Betsy) Moerschel
Lucie Phillips
Dick Rinella
Ronald Rolighed
Jean Schuessler
Richard Simonds
John Simpson, Jr.
Janet Stiffler-Storlie
Jane White

Blessed are the dead who die in the spirit, for they rest from their labors, and their works follow them.

For all that these saints and
the saints whose names we hold in our hearts
have given us to make us what we are,
for their love that lives and grows in each of us,
And for their witness and fellowship that strengthen us,
we give you thanks and praise.
Dwell within and among us, Holy God.
Number us among your saints,
draw those of us in this life closer to one another
and give us courage and faith to serve you with joy,
that we might be bearers of your peace and justice in this life.

Joining our voices with the vast community of faith, we pray the prayer Jesus teaches us to pray: Our Father…. Amen.

November 6, 2022

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