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 June 19, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster God who dwells among us, in creatures, in plants, in animals, in human beings, God who works in me and is at work for justice in the world, we give you thanks and praise. We seek you in all things, in our waking and in our sleeping, in our moving and walking, in our silence and in our conversations. In all that we see, taste, hear, [...]

Prayers of the People, June 12, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides This language of this prayer draws on the first three sections of the last chapter in John O'Donohue's book “To Bless the Space Between Us,” which we are using in our summer worship series.   Holy God, deep kindness, compassionate goodness, you dwell within and among us and  in unexpected places. As we make summer journeys to the water’s edge, "the diffusions of light and color that [...]

Prayers of the People June 5, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy and almighty God, we lift our eyes to you, our strength our source of  joy. You our keeper have delivered us here this glorious morning, to rejoice in the company of friends and soon-to-be friends, our siblings in Christ. We are overjoyed that you brought us together again with Vernon Clark, the Heirs of Joy, and all of the musicians who praise you with song today. [...]

The Great Prayer May 29, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Before you, O Wellspring of Life, we fall silent. Our words, inadequate to express our hearts, tender and alive to this day. We notice the breath within, the slowing of heartbeat to match the possibility of peace that you place in our midst. Give us your peace that passes understanding. Calm our worried, weary soul. The world around us builds an altar to fear, and we cannot [...]

Prayers of the People May 22, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster O Majesty, Mercy, and Mystery; may the week culminate in prayer and praise may the day build toward observance and devotion. may this moment draw us into the raw vulnerability of your presence. All week long, we fabricate harsh borders between one another and you. and somehow our desire for justice and mercy freezes and a fog of distraction forms across our vision. And now, in this sacred [...]

Prayers for the People May 15, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Everlasting God of life and love, you are our beginning and our end. You are the deep well of love that satisfies our deepest need for belonging. In you we find companionship; your spirit lives and dwells among us. You desire every goodness for us, your children.   As spring bursts forth, you are making everything new.  We awaken to the songbirds’ tune, eager to greet our [...]

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