Profession of Faith and Prayer of the People

Profession of Faith and Prayer of the People


PROFESSION OF FAITH

Let us state together the model of the Christian faith as it has been handed down throughout the generations:

We trust in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of everything that is visible and invisible.

We trust in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the unique Son of God, who was fathered by the Father before this age began, God from God, light from light, true God from true God, fathered, not made, of one substance with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We trust in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.




PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PLEASE INCLUDE THESE IN YOUR PRAYERS
AND INFORM US OF ANYONE WHO YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO OUR PRAYERLIST


FOR THE WORLD:

The People of Japan
The workers in the nuclear plants in crisis in Japan
The people of Haiti
Those whose family and friends are in Haiti
For organizations like the Red Cross and others who rush to aid people in crisis
For all of the countries of the world who have responded to the tragedy in Haiti
For our young men and women all over the world who risk their lives to defend liberty and to extend liberty to others

FOR THE CHURCH
Pray for this church and ministry, that people are moved to support our work.
Pray that people find this webpage

FOR PEACE:
For and end to war

FOR ENEMIES:
For those who would use violience and fear, that they have a change of heart

FOR THOSE WHO GOVERN:


FOR HEALING:
Esther Lankitus
Alice Curry
Gary Minguez

FOR THOSE WHO SORROW:
The People of Haiti
Japan



Almighty God, in Jesus Christ you taught us to pray, and to offer our petitions to you in his name. Guide us by your Holy Spirit, that our prayers for others may serve your will and show your unshakable love.

We pray for the world: God our creator, you made all things in you wisdom, and in your love you save us. We pray for the whole creation. Overthrow evil powers, right what is wrong, feed and satisfy those who thirst for justice, so that all your children may freely enjoy the earth you have made, and joyfully sing your praises.

We pray for the church: Gracious God, you have called us to be the church of Jesus Christ. Keep us one in faith and service, breaking bread together, and proclaiming the good news to the world, that all may believe you are love, turn to your ways, and live in the light of your truth.

We pray for peace: Eternal God, you sent us a Savior, Jesus Christ, to break down all the walls of hostility that divide us. Send peace on earth, and put down greed, pride, and anger, which turn nation against nation and race against race. Speed the day when wars will end and the whole world accepts your rule.

We pray for enemies: O God, whom we cannot love unless we love our neighbors, remove hate and prejudice from us and from all people, so that your children may be reconciled with those we fear, resent, or threaten and let us all live together in your peace.

We pray for those who govern us: Mighty God, sovereign over the nations, direct those who make, administer, and judge our laws; the President of the United States and others in authority among us, that guided by your wisdom, they may lead us in the way of justice.

We pray for the sick: Merciful God, you bear the pain of the world. Look with compassion on those who are sick, cheer them by your word and bring healing as a sign of your grace.

We pray for those who are in sorrow: God of comfort, stand with those who are grieving and hurting, that they may be sure that neither death nor life, nor things present nor things to come, can ever separate them from your love.

God of compassion, bless us and those we love, our friends and families. Send your grace and move in their lives.

Mighty God, whose Word we trust, whose Spirit enables us to pray, accept our requests and further those which will bring about your purpose for the earth. We ask this through Jesus Christ, who rules over all things.

Amen.




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