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Prayers of the People (A) | Third Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Let us pray to our God saying
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Holy God, you knew us before we took our first breath.
You uttered your living Word and brought forth light, love, and life.
You gathered us from the dust of the earth and called us your people.
You sent us into the world to proclaim your mighty and wondrous deeds.
You are with us even now as we continue our call.
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Mighty God, you have done great things; who is like you?
You alone are our rock of refuge.
You alone are our strong fortress.
You alone are our hope and in you alone is our trust.
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Merciful God, your love never ends.
We confess to you that we do not always share your love as we should.
Where you have called us to live as one body, we exist as divided members.
Where you have called us to give our Spirit-given gifts, we ignore your call.
Where you have called us to forgive, we have forgotten your mercy.
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Gracious God, do not be far from us!
Strengthen us that we might be givers of your grace and
may your steadfast love be known to all of your children.
Send your Holy Spirit to empower our hands to
clothe the naked, feed the hungry, and love all as you have first loved us.
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Loving God, hear today the prayers that we lift up to you.
Be with those of us who are [name of community].
Give us hearts of courage and songs of your grace
to tell others of your righteous acts and deeds of salvation.
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Abundant God, be with those of us that yearn for your restoration and healing.
Today, we ask your blessing upon [list names of those in need of healing].
We who are [name of community] also lift up to you those who we bring before you
with our lips or within our hearts…
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Faithful God, your power and your righteousness reach the heavens.
Hear us, your servants, as we follow you to the day when
faith, hope, and love will be upon the lips of all of us, your children.
These things we pray in the name of your Son who taught us to pray saying…

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Prayers of the People | Second Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Let us pray to God saying:
gracious and merciful God,
may your goodness shine upon us.

Holy God,
you are our light and our salvation,
the stronghold of our lives.
Our confidence is in you who created us
and creates us anew even this day.
On this journey to the cross,
show us the guidance and grace
that you so abundantly have given
to those who have gone before us.
Gracious and merciful God,
may your goodness shine upon us.

God of the cross,
we are no strangers to trials and tribulations.
When we are tempted to give in to fear
and to give in to the evil that assails us,
strengthen our hearts and steady our gaze
upon your Son who goes with us in this wilderness.
May we not forget the brilliance of his transfigured face
and the power of his healing touch
as we traverse this Lenten journey.
Gracious and merciful God,
may your goodness shine upon us.

God of all goodness and grace,
your light shines in the darkness
and illumines the path ahead.
Do not hide your face from us
but turn to us, your servants,
as we are gathered and sent in the name of your Son.
Send your Spirit into this place
that we might do the work of his church
and carry the good news of the gospel
to every corner of the earth.
Gracious and merciful God,
may your goodness shine upon us.

God of life,
we pray this day for your children in places
that cry out for your goodness and your grace.
We who are [name of community] pray this day
for your presence to be made known
in those places where justice is needed
and violence is far too commonplace.
Empower us to speak your Word
in the wilderness of this World.
Gracious and merciful God,
may your goodness shine upon us.

God who hears our every cry,
we pray this day for [prayer concerns of the community].
Hear us as we pray,
either within our hearts or upon our lips,
those we hold this day in prayer…
Gracious and merciful God,
may your goodness shine upon us.

Holy God,
hear our prayers this day
and renew our hearts for the journey ahead
as we pray the prayer you taught us to pray saying:
Our Father, who art in heaven…

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Prayers of the People for Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Year C)

Let us pray to our God saying
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Holy God, you knew us before we took our first breath.
You uttered your living Word and brought forth light, love, and life.
You gathered us from the dust of the earth and called us your people.
You sent us into the world to proclaim your mighty and wondrous deeds.
You are with us even now as we continue our call.
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Mighty God, you have done great things; who is like you?
You alone are our rock of refuge.
You alone are our strong fortress.
You alone are our hope and in you alone is our trust.
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Merciful God, your love never ends.
We confess to you that we do not always share your love as we should.
Where you have called us to live as one body, we exist as divided members.
Where you have called us to give our Spirit-given gifts, we ignore your call.
Where you have called us to forgive, we have forgotten your mercy.
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Gracious God, do not be far from us!
Strengthen us that we might be givers of your grace and
may your steadfast love be known to all of your children.
Send your Holy Spirit to empower our hands to
clothe the naked, feed the hungry, and love all as you have first loved us.
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Loving God, hear today the prayers that we lift up to you.
Be with those of us who are [name of community].
Give us hearts of courage and songs of your grace
to tell others of your righteous acts and deeds of salvation.
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Abundant God, be with those of us that yearn for your restoration and healing.
Today, we ask your blessing upon [list names of those in need of healing].
We who are [name of community] also lift up to you those who we bring before you
with our lips or within our hearts…
Lord, in your righteousness, deliver us and set us free.

Faithful God, your power and your righteousness reach the heavens.
Hear us, your servants, as we follow you to the day when
faith, hope, and love will be upon the lips of all of us, your children.
These things we pray in the name of your Son who taught us to pray saying…

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