TIME AFTER PENTECOST—Lectionary 18 
August 2, 2020

Your steadfast love and mighty grace have no limit. You are light and nourishment to your children. Your grace surpasses culture, language, and nationality. Stir in us the spirit of accompaniment and compassion, so we can walk with refugees, immigrants, and all our brothers and sisters of color.

Lord, in your mercy—
Hear our prayer.

TIME AFTER PENTECOST—Lectionary 19 
August 9, 2020

For children, women, and men in immigration detention. Loving God, you are our peace. Be peace and strength for all separated families, caged in amid uncertainty and fear. Transform us, O Lord, into peacemakers, so we will carry your merciful and loving presence wherever we go.

Lord, in your mercy—
Hear our prayer.

TIME AFTER PENTECOST—Lectionary 20 
August 16, 2020

God of justice and equity, your kingdom welcomes all peoples. You sent us your Son Jesus Christ; through his precious blood we are redeemed, and all divisions are removed. Change our sight so that we see your face in those who do not look or speak like us. Give us courage to fulfill your mission to those marginalized by our systems.

Lord, in your mercy—
Hear our prayer.

TIME AFTER PENTECOST—Lectionary 21 
August 23, 2020

You are the rock of our salvation. We praise your name throughout the ages. May we be living confessions of your steadfast love, peace, and justice. Guide us as we strive to make your kingdom a reality in our midst. Transform us into agents of reconciliation, justice, and mercy to those disregarded and oppressed by society.

Lord, in your mercy—
Hear our prayer.

TIME AFTER PENTECOST—Lectionary 22 
August 30, 2020

God of life, when you call us to become your followers, you call us to die, and submit ourselves to the way of the cross. Give us the strength we need to proclaim justice and mercy for all people. Give us love and a spirit of selflessness to be your voice, to speak your word, and to be true advocates of justice, knowing that you are with us always.

Lord, in your mercy—
Hear our prayer.

TIME AFTER PENTECOST—Lectionary 23 
September 6, 2020

Accompany your people, O God. Lead us into active ways of love for our neighbors who have no place to call home, or to lay their heads this night. Clothe us in the armor of light to serve and tend the needs of refugees and all who flee violence. Strengthen us that we may be balm in a wounded world.

Lord, in your mercy—
Hear our prayer.

Prayer Petitions for the Sundays of August were prepared by The Rev. Aida Muniz, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hartford, Wisconsin.

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