The Father’s Good Pleasure

Posted on 08 Aug 2016, Pastor: Walt McCanless

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isiah 1:1, 10-20;Psalm 50: 1-8, 22-23; Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40

Prayers of the People
Anne Wood

Our Lord, you are great and worthy of praises! Thank you for your mercies and healings, comfort and  faith in us as your beloved people.  You never stop listening to us , even when  we don’t  listen to you.  You spoke the world into creation with your breath and you have kept your covenant promise to us always.

We need and ask for your help in being ready to hear you, in making choices that reflect your  direction,  in instilling a faith like that of Abraham to follow  where you tell us to go.  Give us courage to put down our  rebellious natures and to stay away  from the temptations  that keep us from being the people you created us to be.

We ask your peace on those who have experienced a death in the family, who are anxious about a job, about children, about parents.   Those  who are worried that life is too much sometimes and don’t know where to turn– grant  ease and answers to those people.

We pray for those who are fleeing tyranny, who are scared and helpless  and seeking sanctuary in some place that will offer  a decent meal, a place to rest and freedom from violence.

Lord we know that you are always available to hear our cries.  We can count on you to show the way.

In our many blessings and  treasures, show us ways we can use those gifts  to  enrich others and not just ourselves.  You have given us the beauty of the earth and the joy of life, greater than any possessions we could ever store up. Thank you for the love and grace given in the sacrifice of your son Jesus Christ. Amen.