Intercessory Prayers of the People

For use with Online Worship

Let us pray for the needs of the world, saying, Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

Holy God, who hears our cries and pities our groans,  you are ever faithful. We come to you with our petitions for ourselves and our community. . . .

For our church and its leaders; that they be of open mind and open heart; that they might be the Christian leaders you have called them to be; and that the church be an instrument of love, justice, and peace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

For our country and global community: that all may be peaceful, fair, and respectful of all peoples no matter the religion, color, gender, or kind of government. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

For our local community: [concerns of the community may be named]. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

For those who are overlooked in our society: the poor, the young, the old, the bereaved, and the oppressed; help us to see them and to be with them. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

For the special intentions that we hold in our hearts. [A time of silence is kept.] Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

Gracious and loving God, we know that you hear us and are always with us, and we thank you in as we pray the prayer Jesus taught us, saying:

The Lord’s Prayer

~ Rev. Dr. Scott T. Crane

Current Occupation: Stated Supply Pastor, Parent of online school children; serving a small rural mountain church