May 2nd, 2022

Lord Jesus, you conquered death.

Raised to new life,

you revealed yourself
through hospitality.

Welcomed to the table. The breaking of bread.

Eyes opened.

Lives transformed.

And still, you reveal yourself

Through the stranger, the outsider,

in and through this gathered body, your church.

Amidst our struggles and joys,

amidst the everyday.

Wherever your people gather. You are revealed.

We pray for our family of faith.

For those whom life is hard….

We pray for those living with physical limitations, illness, pain, transitions, struggle

We pray for those standing in need of healing and wholeness

For those who stand in need of hope….. we pray

For those in need of community,

For all who grieve……

For our households of faith for this week.

We are grateful for one another.

We pray that your healing and hope will

move in and through us, reaching a hurting world.

As we extend hospitality – as we take the risk,

open our eyes to your presence.

As we give generously in your name

multiply our gifts of money as you did with 5 loaves and 2 fish….

That all may be fed. That your kingdom would flourish and be revealed.

O Lord, hear our prayer…………….

We pray for measures of patience and compassion for all caring for aging parents and loved ones.

Surround and keep safe our loved ones in long-term care.

We pray for our Households of Faith. Surround and hold each in the embrace of your love and grace. Whether at work, at school, at rest, or at play, may each experience joy with each new day. May each experience fulfillment and purpose with each new day. Amen