Prayers for Proper 14 – Year C (RCL), closest to August 10

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King of all the earth,
Creator of the universe,
Holy Triune God,
From everlasting to everlasting, you are Lord.

You have fashioned the hearts of all people on earth, and you understand our works;
Our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.

Your eye watches over those who fear you and wait upon your love;
Our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.

Our souls wait for you alone, O Lord, for you are our help and our shield;
Our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.

Let your loving-kindness, Sovereign God, be upon us;
Our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.

This is our God, the Holy One.
Come before him with thanksgiving and offer him the sacrifice of praise.

I invite you to add your own praises to the Lord.

Silence.

How worthy you are, Holy God, to receive all our praise.  We worship you in the glory of your perfect Trinity and ask for grace to steadfastly believe and proclaim your unity.

We pray for your holy catholic church;
Ready us for action and keep us faithful to the end.

You, Almighty God, are our shield and very great reward;
Truly, we put our faith in your eternal promises.

Grant that every member of the church may truly and humbly serve you;
That your name may be glorified by all people.

We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.

I invite you to add your own prayers for the worldwide church.

Silence. 

Creator of the earth, you spoke the world into existence and sustain all things by your life giving word.  Consider the toil and sorrow of the people of the earth and, in your compassion, have mercy on the world.

We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;
That there may be justice and peace on the earth.

We pray for the poor, the persecuted, the sick, and all who suffer;
For the refugees, prisoners, and all who are in danger;
Relieve and protect them, O Lord, and grant them eternal hope in you.

Teach us how to rightly steward the gift of your creation,
That the resources of the world would be used to your honor and glory.

I invite your prayers for the needs of the world, remembering especially…

Silence.

God of all love and peace, we come to you in faith, offering you access into every area of our lives.

We pray for this congregation,
Keep us alert, ready for action, and mindful of your promises.

Soften our hearts to the poor and needy and spur us to give on their behalf;
Grant us a hunger for your eternal kingdom.

Lord Jesus Christ, you have promised us this kingdom;
Grow our faith to so believe and act on your promises.

We look to you, Lord of all, mindful of our helplessness,
Glorify your name in the midst of our need.

I invite you to cast all your cares and concerns on the Lord, remembering that He cares for you.

Silence.

We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;
May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.

We believe in you, Lord Christ.
We cry out to you, Father God.
We receive your witness, Holy Spirit.
Abide with us as we abide in you this week and always, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
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