PRAYER: Septuagesima—Prayer Of The Church

Septuagesima—Prayer Of The Church

From The Lutheran Church

Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.

Brief silence

For the church, that all who labor in her vineyard, whether for a moment or for a lifetime, may receive the reward prepared for her, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

For those who labor in the church as leaders, our pastor(s); and all deaconesses, teachers, and other servants, that they may remain faithful to the Holy Scriptures in all they say and do, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

For all of our congregations, especially this congregation, that we would repent of quarreling and testing the Lord’s bountiful goodness and receive from him all good things that he gives us, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

For Godly schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries that those who study and those who serve in them may drink from the spiritual rock of Jesus Christ, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

For the people of the world, especially the people of our country; for those who serve in our government; for our armed forces at home and abroad; and for those who work to bring peace among the nations, that warfare would cease and peace abound among mankind, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

For the sick and suffering, those who are hospitalized, homebound, or hurting in every physical or mental illness, that Christ, the Great Physician, would bring them healing, hope, and peace at the last, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

For those receiving the body and blood of Christ in the Lord’s Supper, that their participation in the Sacrament of the Altar would bestow on them forgiveness of sins and everlasting life, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

For those who have gone before us in the faith, especially those in our families, that we would rejoice with them in the final harvest of souls on Judgment Day and have a blessed reunion in Heaven, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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