Prayers of the People

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Prayers of the People2021-05-01T07:12:46-05:00

At Kenilworth Union Church the Pastoral Prayer’s title is *Prayers of the People and is authored and delivered by the liturgist every Sunday at divine worship. The prayer contains thanksgivings, supplications, and intersessions that are current spiritual needs of the church, the community, the nation, and globally. This popular prayer is posted weekly to pray sincerely in hopes to offer comfort to the people being prayed for as well as the person praying.

Prayers of the People May 21, 2023

Squire Prince Dear God, loving father, and comforting mother, we come to say thank you God, for this amazing day, thank you God for work and play, thank you God for the sun and birds, we thank you for trees and for water, we thank you for all things. Lord we bring both those things, that we are rejoicing over, and those things that hover over our hearts in sadness. How wonderful [...]

Prayers of the People May 14, 2023

The Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg Gracious and Loving God—Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:Fall fast across our assembly this morning as Living, Life-Giving Spirit. Come to each of us even as you have come to these 38 young people who have committed themselves this morning to a lifetime of discipleship. We give you thanks that in their young lives there has never been a day when your Spirit has not been working, sometimes [...]

Prayers of the People May 7, 2023

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy God, Gracious Spirit, We approach you with hearts awakened by the spring flourishing. New life emerges from the much-maligned Midwest weather: Trillium, scented lilacs, and crabapples bursting with bloom, While overhead a great avian migration, Brings the first hummingbirds, and sandhill cranes to trumpet the news. Daily you bring us delight upon delight. Let these divine delights shape our days, soften our hardened edges, And form [...]

Prayers of the People April 30, 2023

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Come, great Spirit hear us pray. The grey sky and rain, the blue sky and crisp air, a reminder that just beyond the ordinary is an unfolding miracle: the crabapple, redbud, and magnolia tree taking sun and rain to “blossom on the threshold of abundance” (Denise Levertov). We hardly stop to notice. Slow us down, O Divine Abundance. Open our eyes, O Love Made Known. The [...]

Prayers of the People April 23, 2023

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster I carry now ten thousand prayers to your throne of grace: a thank you for the wide “flock of colours” (John O’Donohue) that folded night into day, a thank you for this staggering stretch of life received as gift, a thank you that on this day, we awaken to this absurd beauty, a thank you for the plenty and peace I find again when I stop whatever [...]

Prayers of the People April 16, 2023

Squire Prince Loving and Divine Creator, We come with thanksgiving together in fellowship for your glorious presence and blessings. Lord, you reign your light and warmth into every place of our lives, bringing beauty from ashes, and glory from suffering. Today we celebrate our youth, and how you have equipped them with the necessary tools and wisdom to carry out your commission. You have equipped them with all of who you are, [...]