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 13, 2021

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster God, you are the great silence before whom all words fail. But even the words that fail need to be spoken and so we come to you in prayer. We seek you. We trust you. We long for you. So meet us here in what is familiar and holy.For we’ve been here before: in worship.We’ve been here before: in community.We’ve been here before: in the delight of gathering.We’ve [...]

Prayers of the People June 6, 2021

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster God, we meet you embodied: wherever we are, you meet us with these hands, these feet, this breath, this body, our very selves bound up in your presence. And so we seek a blessing today for these hands, these feet, this breath, this body, that within us and between us you might be made known, you might heal, you might mend, you might notice, you might [...]

Prayers of the People May 30, 2021

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Whether under this week’s chilly storm-swept skies, or out in the sun-baked scent of spring, it seems as if the very earth sings your praise, and is calling forth your spirit. So awaken within us, O God. Kindle within us an uninterrupted peace. Let the “gravity of your kindness” (Naomi Shihab Nye) empty us of anguish and disrupt the fog that fragments us. Speak within us [...]

Prayers of the People May 9, 2021

God, giver of life and author of compassion, we celebrate your gift of love that nurtures in ways that are tender and courageous, bold and kind, mysterious and enduring.Today we pause to recognize the ways Christ’s abiding love is embodied in this congregation: In those who knit care into every stitch of the prayer blankets, in the taste of meals prepared and delivered to the homes in times of need, in the sound of prayers and petitions lifted [...]

Prayers of the People May 2, 2021

Day and night, we long for you, our Light of Lights, Source of All. Summer and winter, we seek you. When we find ourselves toe to toe with Lake Michigan, or standing on the bank of a river, deep and wide, we long for you. As the air warms, the sun shines, the spring flowers push up from the ground, reminding us that more life will come, we turn toward you. And we ask: hear [...]

Prayers of the People April 25, 2021

Holy God, Breath of Heaven, Our Light and Salvation, We inhale and we exhale, every breath becoming a prayer of gratitude, for it is you who, with a word, breathed light and life into creation. And it is you, Holy God, who breathes sacred life into our very beings. We breathe in your grace that surrounds us as sure as the oxygen in the atmosphere. We breathe in your love, revealed to us in [...]

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