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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE    March 22, 2020       
 
 
With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord, saying, Lord, have mercy.
 
For the peace of the world, and those serving in the military especially Sean, Steve, Nicholas, Shaun, Scott, and Marcos, and for all our service men and women and their families serving around the world; for the welfare of the holy Church of God and for the unity of all peoples, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.
 
For Michael our Presiding Bishop, Brian our Bishop in Minnesota, Craig our Bishop elect; Beth, Bob, and Mary our priests, Betty and Darcy our Deacons, our ministry team and for all bishops, clergy, and ministry teams, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.
 
For Donald our President, for the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.
 
For this city of Hastings, for every city and community, and for those who live in them, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.
 
For the good earth which God has given us, and for the wisdom and will to conserve it, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.
 
For the aged and infirm, for the widowed and orphans, for the sick and the suffering, especially those on St. Luke’s Prayer List including, Edward and Bud, and for all those who have been affected by COVID-19 let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.
 
We pray today for Rivertown Church in Hastings, for those celebrating birthdays including Teagan Flynn and Mary Rowan and for those celebrating anniversaries, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.
 
For the poor and the oppressed, for the unemployed and the destitute, for prisoners and captives, and for all who remember and care for them, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.
 
For refugees, immigrants, and all people displaced from their homes throughout the world. Give them strength and guidance. Help them to know they are not alone. Let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.
 
May our Savior Jesus Christ, whose heart encompasses all human kind, open our hearts to be inclusive of all people regardless of race, gender, creed or national origin, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

We pray for those who have departed this life in the certain hope of the resurrection including Oleg Kostyuk, Rose Rathbone, Mr. Spooner, Gertrude Elliott, Johnnie Brauber, Helen Smith and Adelaide Benjamin. Give to the departed eternal rest. Lord, have mercy.
 
For deliverance from all danger, violence, terrorism, oppression, and degradation, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.
 
That we may end our lives in faith and hope, without suffering and without reproach, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.
 
In the communion of Saint Luke and all the saints, let us commend ourselves, and one another, and all our life, to Christ our God.  To Thee, O Lord our God.