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 January 22, 2023

King Poor, Liturgist Our Father who art in heaven. O God, you are our Creator. You created us, each of us, in your image and likeness. None of us can fully comprehend your heaven, but your son promised us that your heaven—your kingdom of heaven—is within each of us. Hallowed be thy name. You are holy. You are the source of all goodness—all life, truth, and love. Thy kingdom come, thy will [...]

Prayers of the People January 15, 2023

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Eternal God, Creator of the Universe we join with all heaven and earth to proclaim your handiwork, your divine craftsmanship evident in the vividness of earth and sky, the texture of sea and mountain. We see the work of your hands revealed in the irresistible faces of so many newborn babies! This morning’s almost fluorescent pink sunrise left us in awe, O God; your art leaves us breathless. [...]

Prayers of the People January 8, 2023

The Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg God, our help in ages past, and our hope for years to come, we thank you for delivering us across the threshold of a new year, past some troubles and confusions and divisions, but also gladdened by too many benedictions to count. When John plunged Jesus in the Jordan, the heavens opened: “This is my son, in whom I am well-pleased,” and we pray that you [...]

Prayers of the People December 25, 2022

Squire Prince Mighty God, bringer of light and love, Harborer of hope and humility, Prince of peace, all that is beautiful and wonderful, we look to the manger today, as the Magi and the Shepherds. We look to the manger and see a baby, crying, teething, fully human, but Divine, and shining with royal glory. In this annual season of joy and cheer, we are reminded that you are not far and [...]

Prayers of the People December 24, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Gracious and Holy God, Light from Light Eternal, once again, we make the long, silent, journey to Bethlehem where you meet us in the humility of the messy manger, making way for the glorious impossible. With Mary and Joseph we wonder at the gift of something new born in our midst on a cold winter night what is long awaited arrives. We peer into the manger and [...]

Prayers of the People December 20, 2022

Watch Quiet Christmas Worship Here Starry Night and the Astronauts by Alma Thomas (1891–1978) evokes the open expanse and celestial patterns of a night sky, "Color is life," she once proclaimed, "and light is the mother of color." This painting was created in 1972, when the artist was seventy-seven. In the same year, she became the first African American woman to receive a solo exhibition at a major art museum, the Whitney Museum of [...]