Good Shepherd, Guide us in love — Ana Gobledale, UK

Prayers for our world — inspired by Psalm 23

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Let us turn our mind and thoughts to others. We will lift up prayers for our world, our nation, our community and our church, responding with the phrase:

Good Shepherd,  Guide us in love.

Pray with me.

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Good Shepherd, we hear the cries and joys of your people and lift them up to you.  Receive our prayers for our world.

We pray for:

Invite people to say aloud, relating to our world, a name or issue on their heart. Respond to each saying:

Good ShepherdGuide us in love.

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We hear the cries and joys of your people and lift them up to you.  Receive our prayers for our nation.

We pray for:

Invite people to say aloud, relating to our our nation/country/geographic area, a name or issue on their heart. Respond to each saying:

Good ShepherdGuide us in love.

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We hear the cries and joys of your people and lift them up to you. Receive our prayers for our community and our families.

We pray for:

Invite people to say aloud, relating to our community/area/families, a name or issue on their heart. Respond to each saying: 

Good ShepherdGuide us in love.

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We hear the cries and joys of your people and lift them up to you.  Receive our prayers for our church.

We pray for:

Invite people to say aloud, relating to our church/ faith community, a name or issue on their heart. Respond to each saying: 

Good ShepherdGuide us in love.

 

We hear the cries and joys of your people and lift them up to you.

In the silence of this moment, receive the prayers of our hearts.  Pause

Good ShepherdGuide us in love.

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We hear the cries of your people, Eternal One.  Show us how to be your hands, feet and voice in our world.  Receive our prayers, spoken and unspoken, humbly lifted to you.  Amen.