In peace, let us pray to the One, Holy and Gracious God.
Oh God, you know what is in the heart of everyone,
We pray especially –
For all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbors,
For those who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of God,
For those who are alone
For those who are unemployed
For those who are struggling.
be with these we pray for, that your joy may be in all.
For this community, the nation, and the world;
that all may live with justice and equality
that God’s joy will be in our hearts
and the hearts of all
and God’s joy will be complete.
For the just and proper use of God’s creation;
Because you, Oh God, know what is in the heart of everyone,
We pray especially for –
those who suffer from hunger, fear, war, violence,
oppression and for
those who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
May we be your hands of compassion,
and your heart of love.
For the special needs and concerns of this community.
For all the blessings of our lives.
May your joy be in us,
May we share your joy in all we do
and in so doing, may your joy be complete.