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“Prayers for God’s People” link
O God of all Creation: You have cared for the earth, and have filled it with your riches.
Abundance flows in your steppes, through the pastures and wilderness.
You provide for our land, softening it with showers, bathing it in light, and blessing it with growth.
The hills sing with joy; the meadows are covered with flocks; the fields deck themselves with wheat;
and together they glorify your name!
On this occasion of our Thanksgiving, we as a nation take rest from our labors to consider your many blessings.
We thank you for our freedoms, and for the opportunity to contribute our skills, our attributes and our values toward the good of society.
We thank you for the mixture of our cultures, blending us into one people under God.
Help us to be a light unto other nations, and to further the cause of freedom and justice all over the world.
We remember those who are less fortunate than we.
We lift up in prayer the victims of poverty and racism,
and all those who suffer from forms of political and economic oppression.
Let the word that goes forth from our mouths speak of your peace,
and let us proclaim our hope in Christ as Savior of all humankind.
We pray that you will bless all those who gather here,
as we have come to experience your presence among us.
Give us your guidance, O God, and empower us for your work.
For we claim nothing for ourselves, but return all honor and glory unto you, and offer our thanks and praise.
Thanksgiving Prayer by – Samuel F. Pugh link
O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
This week we are featuring a message by Matt Spann, who serves as Director of Missions for the Cherokee Strip Baptist Association in Oklahoma. Matt wants to see churches that are strong and growing, churches comprised of believers who are maturing in their faith and who are continually seeking to reach outward to those who have yet to experience a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. He works to encourage and develop pastors and church leaders, helping them improve their skills and lead their churches to be on mission locally, in other parts of America, and overseas.
Benediction Prayer link
Give us this day our daily bread, O Father in heaven,
and grant that we who are filled with good things from Your open hand,
may never close our hearts to the hungry, the homeless, and the poor;
in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.