Prayers of the People during Epiphany
Let us pray to God, who has revealed his love for us in Jesus Christ.
Almighty God, inspire your Church with new vision. In all places, work through your people and use us to reveal your love and compassion in the world. Give us eyes to see where your Spirit is at work in the world and to join in with joy. Lead us to your presence; let us see your glory.
Loving God, you are the help of the helpless and the deliverer of those in distress and need. Rescue the poor and afflicted, the war-torn and the weary; thwart the ways of oppression and violence. Guide the leaders of this world, particularly Donald our president and Tom our governor, into just and right paths. Lead us to your presence; let us see your glory.
Creator God, bring peace and wholeness in our community and the surrounding areas. We pray for our friends and neighbors, for the homeless and the hungry, for the imprisoned and the hospitalized, the depressed and the alone; reveal yourself to them. Lead us to your presence; let us see your glory.
Caring God, your Son Jesus Christ healed the sick and made the infirm well; be present to those who are suffering in body, mind, or spirit, especially…. Send your healing and surround them with your comfort. Lead us to your presence; let us see your glory.
Everlasting God, you guide us by your presence in this life; grant that one day we may see you face to face, in the company of all the saints who are at rest with you. Lead us to your presence; let us see your glory.
Hear our prayers, O God, and send us out as your people, that we may reveal your good news to all those we encounter, through the name of you Son and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Amen.