Summer Prayers of the People

O God of Trinity in Unity, we pray for the whole church: for its ministry and mission of the gospel throughout this diverse and changing world, including all those headed to National Youth Gathering. Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

O God who created all that is, we pray for Your creation: for waterways and tilled fields, for bike trails and urban gardens.  Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

O God who desires justice and righteousness, we pray for the world: for those in [list nations in turmoil], and for all the nations of the world.  Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

O God, our rock and our strength in times of trouble, we pray for all those who suffer in body, mind or spirit: for the poor and oppressed, the sick and suffering, the bereaved and lonely.  Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

|O God who draws us into community, we pray for this worshiping community: students, |  staff, faculty, and visitors.  Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

O God beyond all time, we give thanks for the lives of the recently departed, and for the whole communion of saints, including [saints of week and/or parish].  Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer.