Prayers for All God's People (1)

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O Lord, hear my prayer (Songs and Prayers from Taizé)                                   

Let us pray to God for all God’s people:

Thank you, God, for your Church worldwide. 
We pray for all Christian people as they gather to worship you today.
May the faith that we share bring us together as brothers and sisters in one global family, as we try to live your message of love and forgiveness.
God of faith, hear our prayer.

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Thank you, God, for your beautiful world.
We pray for mountains and seas, for meadows and forests, and for all creatures that live in them.
May we take good care of all that you have created, being mindful of its fragility, so that all may have an equal share in its bountiful goodness.
God of creation, hear our prayer. 

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Thank you, God, for the people around us.
We pray for this church community, our homes and the places where we work and play.
May we rejoice in each person, showing kindness to our neighbours and courtesy to everyone we meet.
God of community, hear our prayer.

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Thank you, God, for all healers.
We pray for doctors and nurses, therapists and carers, and all who bring light and hope to people in distress.
May we reach out in tenderness to those who suffer and listen to those whose lives are troubled.
God of compassion, hear our prayer.

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Thank you, God, for those we have loved but see no longer.
We pray for (names) who have died and who now rest with you in peace, and for those who mourn (names).
May we bring comfort and friendship to those who are bereaved.
God of love, hear our prayer.

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