Prayers of the People

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Prayers of the People2021-05-01T07:12:46-05:00

At Kenilworth Union Church the Pastoral Prayer’s title is *Prayers of the People and is authored and delivered by the liturgist every Sunday at divine worship. The prayer contains thanksgivings, supplications, and intersessions that are current spiritual needs of the church, the community, the nation, and globally. This popular prayer is posted weekly to pray sincerely in hopes to offer comfort to the people being prayed for as well as the person praying.

Prayers of the People September 12, 2021

It is hard to comprehend the billions of stars overhead, but focus on one star, and the rest seem to come into view. When it comes to remembering the impact of September 11, 2001 on our nation and the world, we also find it hard to concentrate: so many billions of directions from which memory, healing, and hurt can unfurl. So in order to focus, Bill and Christine and I will read portraits [...]

Prayers of the People September 5, 2021

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Some days God, the world finds a hush: some semblances of silence that tunes our spirit to the divine. Some days there is an infinite noise: planes overhead, birds, too. The voices of those with whom we spend our lives. The noise of news, neighbors, intention, and introspection. None can drown out the everywhere of God. For, found equally within the muted day or chattering night [...]

Prayers of the People August 29, 2021

Prayer by the Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster delivered by Clare Nahrwold and Chris Ottsen, Guest Liturgists God, we are awake. The song of the birds. The song of the sun. The song of our friends. We are awake. Awake, we can trust. Awake, we can pray. Awake, we can offer to you those we love. For the ones who know joy this week, hear us. For the ones who know [...]

Prayers of the People August 22, 2021

Prayer by the Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster; delivered by Andy Crossgrove and David Crossgrove, Guest Liturgists As the mystery of summer engulfs us, we remember how fleeting each season of our lives can be, and we are reengaged to be people of gratitude. Thank you God for this fine day. For the gift of warm sun. For the rain, when it arrives soft upon thirsty ground. For the person sitting to our left, our [...]

Prayers of the People August 15, 2021

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Blessed are you, O God, whose strength and loving power encompass the universe, You breathed life into ancient primordial soup, and declared it good. You made covenant with your people, and led them toward fullness of life, Your goodness made known in what some might call small victories: water from rock, the enduring voices of prophets and teachers, an empty manger on a cold night, the healing [...]

Prayers of the People August 8, 2021

The Reverend Christine V. Hides God of green pastures, Creator of abundant life, On this Sabbath day we are grateful for your gift of rest, a respite from our daily journeys, for sacred music to lift our hearts, and for poetry and scripture to nourish our souls. We remember silently the people and situations you have placed in our hearts and minds this morning. Hear  both our concerns and our gratitude for [...]

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