Sunday’s Prayers of the People

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Gracious God,
we give you thanks for this day that you have made.
For the sun that rises and sets,
for the seasons that change in your time,
for all the ways you care for us and for your creation,
we give you thanks.
God, we are so grateful.
In this season of thanks-giving,
we ask that you would form us in gratitude,
help us to be thankful in all times and places,
not only when all our families are gathered around a feast.
And as we give thanks, remind us of those who are in need.
For your people around the world who are hungry,
for bread or for justice,
who thirst for clean water or for love,
who live in fear,
who suffer from violence,
we pray to you, O God.
Rain down your peace, your grace, your comfort, your word
on all the world.
Send help to those who need it,
and open our ears to hear if we are the help you will send.
Open our eyes to see, and open our hands to serve.
We pray all these things in the name of Jesus,
who taught us to pray together, Our Father…

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  1. Thanks for printing this prayer. I intend to use it as our Thanksgiving prayer before dinner with family on Thursday. It is a reminder that we must be grateful, but must remember those who are hungry, those who are thirsty, and those who live in fear. Then we must act to feed the hungry, give water to the ones who thirst, and comfort and protect those who fear.

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