A Prayer of Intercession

O God our savior, our help in ages past.
We turn our eyes to you
Give ear to our prayers,
For they are pleasing in your sight.

O God our Savior, our help in ages past
You have helped your church in every generation.
Though her enemies have always waged against her,
Your church forever stands.
We pray for your Church, that today
You would strengthen your servants in the fight of faith.
In every land, embolden their witness
that they may declare your word without fear.
Protect and provide for the pastors, missionaries,
And church planters who labor
to make disciples of all nations.

O God our Savior, our help in ages past,
You are the maker and hope of the nations.
Though violent rulers rage against your kingdom,
Your purposes forever stand.
We pray for the nations, that you would establish
Your purposes of peace and justice.
Thwart the plans of evil powers
who delight in their wicked ways.
In every nation, lift up the helpless,
the voiceless, and the poor.
May you ever be the father of the fatherless
and the strong refuge of the weak.

O God our Savior, our help in ages past,
You turn the hearts of kings wherever you will,
Though our nation drifts from your truth and ways,
Your righteousness endures forever.
We pray for our nation, that our leaders would not
lead out of greed, but from honest and humble hearts.
Grant our president the wisdom and resolve
To decide and to do what is right.
Restrain the corruption in our politics
and remove racial and social barriers
That in our land righteousness and justice
May flow down like mighty waters.

O God our Savior, our help in ages past,
You bind up the hurting and brokenhearted.
Though painful afflictions and tragedies strike us,
Your salvation stands forever.
We pray for those here today with burdens they cannot bear,
Sweeten the sorrows of your people
with the powerful presence of Jesus.
When we despair of life itself,
Teach us to rely not on our own strength,
but on you, God, who raises the dead.
Comfort us that we may comfort others
With the grace you have given.

O God our savior, our help in ages past.
We turn our eyes to you
Give ear to our prayers,
For they are pleasing in your sight.
Through Christ we pray, Amen.

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