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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Prayers of the People: Gettin' Real on the 5th Sunday after Epiphany



Let Us, God’s People, Pray

Leader: ~ O God, Eternal and Holy, we, Your humble servants, want you to see all the good that we do to please You and show ourselves in the best light.  You ask us to know our own hearts, to see our deeply disguised motives, and to recognize the pride in our false sense of humility.  Please give us Your Gift of spiritual discernment that we may move from acting in unconscious self-interest to working for the ease and well-being of Your people.  Let Your Glory shine through us and give Light to all the World.

                   God of Abundant Love and Light, move us beyond mere human wisdom,
Response:  Help us to know the Mind of Christ

~ O God, Eternal and Holy, those who hold public office reflect the values of those who voted for them. Give their lives and ours, a sacred intent and the strength to fast from the judgment of pointing fingers, quarreling for its own sake, and holding ourselves above those we are charged by You to serve.  We pray especially for:  add your own petitions

                     God of Abundant Love and Light,
                     Help us to know the Mind of Christ

~ O God, Eternal and Holy, with a true sense of compassion, we ask for Your Blessing on those who are afflicted by serious illness, disability, or troubling circumstance.  We also pray for continuing energy for those who give solace and wait upon them, that they, and we, may discover the best ways to be of help.  We pray especially for:  add your own petitions

                     God of Abundant Love and Light,
                     Help us know the Mind of Christ

~ O God, Eternal and Holy, our minds and hearts are with those who are saddened by the loss of those dear to them.  Whether the loss is new or freshly remembered, give us the good sense to be simply present and sensitive in their time of need.  We pray especially for: add your own petitions

                     God of Abundant Love and Light,
                     Help us know the Mind of Christ

~ O God, Eternal and Holy, Your Servant Paul teaches us to rest our Faith only in Your Spirit and Power, not in the false wisdom of those doomed to perish in their own age. We ask that those who lead Your Church and minister in the name of Christ Jesus take on the yoke of Your truth, delight in Your Commandments, and teach us by example and love.  We pray especially for:  add your own petitions

The Celebrant Adds:  God of Wisdom, God of Abundance, guide us toward discerning the mind of Christ; help us to fast from willful self-indulgence, to salt the earth with actions that reflect Your Spirit, and to be the shining lamp lighting the path that leads us all to You. Amen.

Thanks to People´s Prayers, sidebar
Thanks to   

 http://prayersofthepeople.blogspot.com/2014/02/prayers-of-people-gettin-real-on-5th.html



St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA

The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate

The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister
St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala
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