Sunday, July 5, 2015
"O God, the Father Almighty" - 5 July 2015 PM
O God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, who executes lovingkindness, justice and righteousness in the earth, and in these you delight (Jeremiah 9.24); hear us as we draw near and intercede for your Church and the world.
We pray for your Church throughout the nations, as well as for Crossings Community Church; Shartel Church of God; South Agnew Church of God; Edmond Church of God; and Southern Hills Church of God. Fill us with courage and godly determination as we aim at seeking first your kingdom and your righteousness; fill up all our lack, grant us good health; guide our every step in holy ways, strengthening our desire to be faithful Disciples of Christ. And grant us to treat our enemies and detractors with the same gracious kindness with which you treated us when we were your enemies. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Lord God, whose delight is seen in your readiness to show mercy; be gracious to all those who have strayed away from your ways, and those who are on the verge…Bring them again, with penitent hearts and steadfast faith, to embrace and hold fast to your Son, Jesus Christ, to the unchangeable truth of your Word, and to the fellowship of your church. O Lord, hear our prayer.
O Eternal God, through whose mighty power our forbearers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech you, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord (adapted from The Book of Common Prayer – 1928). O Lord, hear our prayer.
Hear us, O Lord, as we petition your most holy, wise and powerful preserving and governing of the nations of this world. O Lord God, look and see, for the world – in so many places – looks crazy, weird and out of control! Please bring under control the warring factions and chaotic turmoil plaguing many countries, and please restore peace and wholesome order. O Lord, hear our prayer.
We intercede on behalf of those who are distressed with poor health, scanty finances, family strife, along with nerve-wracking fears and tumultuous anxieties….. Raise them up, giving them hope, health and all the resources they need to recover. O Lord, hear our prayer.