Prayers for the people

06 July 2012

Prayer of Intercession
Sunday, 1 July, 2012
Rey Asis

Oh Lord of light, life and love, we come before you humbled. In prayer we come together to give you thanks and praise for all that we have, for all that we are, and for all that we want to be – good stewards of your church and preaching, your humble sons and daughters, loving brothers and sisters.

We come before you humbled as we pray for the people here in Hong Kong and around the world who are in their most trying times and in need the most of your guidance, presence and love.

For the world, we pray for the people in the American West who have been struck by wildfires that have brought down their homes and properties. Please be with them as they rebuild their homes, their lives, their communities.

For the people of Bangladesh whose loved ones and homes have been lost to the heavy rains and floods that have struck them of late. Lord, may you give them strength and heal their ailing hearts and spirits with your love.

For the people of Hong Kong as we remember this day as a memorial day for all of us. May the rule of law, freedom of speech, respect of human rights, democracy be preserved, upheld and protected at all times.

We pray for our congregation. We pray for the many efforts and ministries of our church. The KUC Space, the children and youth, the women of our church, the blessed minority, those we support and help, our pastors and leaders,  our fathers and mothers, our brothers and sisters.

Let us offer a moment of silence. (20 seconds)

We pray for peace. We pray for healing. We pray for resolve. We pray for justice. We pray for others as we pray for ourselves. We offer these moments of silence with all our love, humility and awe of you. This we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.