Prayers of the People II (BCP 385-386)

I ask your prayers for God’s people throughout the world; for our Bishop(s); for this gathering; and for all ministers and people. Pray for the Church.

Silence.

I ask your prayers for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. Pray for justice and peace.

Silence.

I ask your prayers for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison. Pray for those in any need or trouble.

Silence.

I ask your prayers for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of him. Pray that they may find and be found by him.

Silence.

I ask your prayers for the families of the departed [especially _____________]. Pray for the families of who have died.

Silence.

[Members of the congregation may ask the prayers or the thanksgivings of those present]
I ask your prayers for ____________________.
I ask your thanksgiving for ________________.
Silence.
Praise God for those in every generation in whom Christ has been honored

[especially ______________ whom we remember today]. Pray that we may have grace to glorify Christ in our own day.

Silence.

Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear what we ask in the Name of your Son: Accept and fulfill our petitions, we pray, not as we ask in our ignorance, nor as we deserve in our sinfulness, but as you know and love us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Collect After the Prayers #2 — Book of Common Prayer 394)

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