Prayer of the Faithful
Presider: We present our needs to a life-giving God who always hears us.
Response: Lord, here our prayer.
Cantor: we pray to the Lord,
That all members of the church live according to God’s ways and so make visible the “kingdom of heaven” . . .
That leaders of nations govern with the righteousness that is a sign of the presence of God’s kingdom . . .
That those who are discouraged be encouraged by the presence of the “kingdom of heaven” . . .
That each of us here be wheat that nourishes, shelter that protects, and leaven that raises others to new hope . . .
Presider: God of heaven and earth, you sent your Son to teach us how to live. Hear these our prayers that one day we might be judged worthy to share everlasting Life with you. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.