Prayers of the People

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Prayers of the People2021-03-19T05:17:02-05:00

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 April 11, 2021

God of this day. God of sunrise and rainstorm, God of sanctuary and living room, we praise you. We praise you, even in the impossibility and struggle, for we know you are there when the days are long, and the nights are hard, and intensity is on the rise. You are there when we feel abandoned. You are there, inescapable, even in the darkest of moments. You carry our discontent. We know this because [...]

Prayers of the People April 4, 2021

God of early April morning, you are Mystery of Love made Known, you call to us, you long for us, you make us whole: When we are visibly fractured, when we are unmoored, when we stumble, monochrome, held together by tears and sleepless nights, we gather at the tomb, awaiting the ordinary; the funeral scent of lily and embalming oils. We reach the limits of our words, and loss becomes refracted, magnified, dispersed. It [...]

Prayers of the People March 28, 2021

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy, Gracious, and Everlasting God On Palm Sunday we are reminded that under the rule of an unjust and violent empire, your people suffered. In the midst of that suffering, your word became flesh in Jesus Christ, revealing divine love, true justice, and the gloriousness of your desire for all creation. We remember Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, when his followers laid down their cloaks in humility and [...]

Prayers of the People March 21, 2021

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy, Gracious, and Generous God, We come before you today with sometimes fragile yet undeniable hope in our hearts. Like the delicate, unfolding petals of the early spring crocus, an end to this pandemic seems, somehow, impossibly possible. Hope is made especially tangible in the mass vaccination sites where hundreds of workers and volunteers show us what can happen when people work together for the good of all, [...]

Prayers of the People March 14, 2021

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster God of Glory, Dear Redeemer, Christ Incarnate who holds our fear, God of liberation who sets prisoners free. Today’s prayers remain the same as last year’s: be with us. Guide us. Show us the way. But, even as the signs of spring arise, even as the promise of life after life after life is renewed, even as covid’s spread retreats or at least is held at bay [...]

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