Prayer of the Church

Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
Before you had formed the earth and the world,
From everlasting to everlasting you are God.
For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past,1
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Continue to uphold your creation by the power of your Word –
In our homes, in our schools, and in our government,
In work and at play,
In all calamities and disasters. Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Continue to uphold your church through your Word and sacraments.
Send us out into the world to live and to speak, free to serve others.
Continue to send your Spirit to open hearts, to bring healing, to guide us, to help us against the Evil One. Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We as your church lift up most particularly before you _______, and anyone who has a special sorrow, need, or difficulty, that you would pour out an extra measure of your comfort and hope and strength. Keep them in the hollow of your hand. Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Keep each one of us, in all the fragility and brokenness of this life, now and at the end.

Lord, your steadfast love never ceases.
Your mercies never come to an end.
They are new every morning.
Great is your faithfulness.
You have made me your own,
therefore I will hope in you.2

We pray in your name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.


1 Psalm 90:2, 4.
2 Lamentations 3:22-24.

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