Let us pray with the Lord Jesus Christ for the unity of His Church; for Bishops Eaton and Smith; for Francis, Bartholomew, and all bishops, for all pastors including Samuel Zumwalt, Marvin Schedler, Robert Kuppler; Peter Hoyer, Michael Bergbower; for all church workers; for Stēphen Ministers; for the people of God, and for all people according to their needs.  [Pause]

A: Almighty Father, You have called Your Church to witness that in Christ You have reconciled us to Yourself. Grant that by Your Holy Spirit we may proclaim the good news of Your salvation so that all who hear it may receive the gift of salvation, through your Son, Jesus Christ. Lord, in Your mercy,

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A: Heavenly Father, You desire not the death of a sinner but that all would repent and live. Hear our prayers for those outside the Church. Take away their iniquity and turn them from their false gods to You, the living and true God. Gather them into Your holy Church to the glory of Your holy name; through Jesus Christ. Lord, in Your mercy,

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A: Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of life in this world from conception to our last breath. Look with kindness upon all pregnant women and their babies, especially remembering Sarah Bishton, Melanie O’Brien, Kelli Miller and their children. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Diane Sundberg, Sondra North, George Schwenzer, David Everette, Todd Bishton, Greg Adams, Ron Asmus, Gary Ebeltoft, Janelle James, Bryce Mallo, & Isaac Schneider. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Gracious Father, we pray for those celebrating anniversaries: that they may keep their vows, grow in love toward You and each other, and come at last to the eternal joys you have promised in Christ Jesus. We remember especially: Robbie & Shannon Icard; Pr. Bob & Lois Kuppler; Bill & Ruth Rice; Bob & Elaine Willow; and Scott & Christi Monroe. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Compassionate Father, hear our cries on behalf of Your tattered and broken world. We pray especially for Trina Brown, Daniel Sparks; Gary Zenz; Joyce LaSala; Jack & Marie Loflin; Tracy Boandl; Helen Knoll; John Pizzico; Howard Beuerman; Jean Jarusinsky; Arlene Robie; Janet Hall; Fran Perry; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Ruth Smith; Jane Dove; Judy Daniels; Arthur Pease; Russ Kuhn; Sue & Terry Miller; Joel Peterson; Donna Franklin; Ken Manning; Ed Ludacer; Al Birnstein; Susan Strickland; Paul Rady; for all who mourn; for those consumed by anger and despair; for those persecuted for Jesus’ sake; and for those we name aloud or in our hearts, [pause]. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Abba Father, we hunger and thirst for You the Living God. As we come with dry and empty hands to receive the true Body and most precious Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, breathe into us the very Breath of Life that we may rise with joy to serve Your people always. Lord, in your mercy,

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Pastor: Into your hands, dear Father, we commend all for whom we pray trusting in your mercy through your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reign with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.