Prayers for the Season

DAY OF PENTECOST
Sunday, MAY 31, 2020

We call upon your spirit of courage. As immigrants and refugees labor to provide fruits and vegetables, meat, medical and emergency services, call us to recognize the dangerous conditions in which they work. Enlighten us with the will to abandon division and exclusion. Make us holy as we look at the abundance of your love and your desire for unity and inclusion for each and all your children.

Lord, in your mercy—
Hear our prayer.

THE HOLY TRINITY
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, JUNE 7, 2020 

God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, hear the voices of your people calling for equity for refugees, immigrants, and all communities of color. Be with us as we strive toward the blessed work of listening to one another, rebuilding and restoring relationships, and living in peace.

Hear us, O God.
Your mercy is great.

TIME AFTER PENTECOST
LECTIONARY 11, JUNE 14, 2020

Holy One, we pray for all children and families who are displaced from their homes. While borders of resettlement countries are closed during the COVID-19 crisis, watch over those who feel desperate, like sheep without a shepherd. We pray for your spirit of love and compassion so that each child and each refugee family may find consolation and hope of a new future.

Hear us, O God.
Your mercy is great.

TIME AFTER PENTECOST
LECTIONARY 12, JUNE 21, 2020

Stirring God, stoke the burning fire within us to speak and cry out, naming the violence and destruction we visit upon one another. On these days when we observe Juneteenth, World Refugee Day, and Father’s Day, fill us with the passion to continue our work for liberation, opportunity and loving kindness for all people created in your love, and in your image.

Hear us, O God.
Your mercy is great.

TIME AFTER PENTECOST
LECTIONARY 13, JUNE 28, 2020

God of faithfulness, your steadfast love is established forever. Watch over all your little ones who have fled violence, hunger and war. Protect and sustain all who long for refuge and welcome.

Hear us, O God.
Your mercy is great.

TIME AFTER PENTECOST
LECTIONARY 14, JULY 5, 2020

We pray for the whole human family. May we learn from you to be gentle and humble of heart in our regard for those created in your image. Command peace to the nations and set free those who are prisoners of fear, hatred and violence. Uphold those who fall and lift up those who are bowed down.  

Hear us, O God.
Your mercy is great.

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