Prayer of Supplication – Trinity
Let us pray for the whole Church of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.
Lord God, You have graciously revealed Yourself to us as one God in three Divine Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We thank You for the gift of the Creeds that teach us to confess You, our Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier. Let us never cease to confess this faith in the Holy Trinity, giving glory always to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Almighty Father, Your faithful servant Barnabas generously gave his life and gifts to support the work of the apostles and to benefit the early Christian community in Jerusalem. Grant that we may follow his example in giving our lives to charity and the proclamation of the Gospel. Be with the relief agencies of our Synod. Bless the good work that they do in Your name, and let those served be strengthened both physically and spiritually. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Loving heavenly Father, look with favor upon the mission fields here and abroad. Let new congregations take root and flourish, that through them the Spirit may bring the lost to the joy of faith in Christ. Be with all missionaries and their families, sustaining them in challenging times. Help us to support them with our prayers and in sharing those gifts You have poured out for us in abundance. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Remember, kind Father, all who have been entrusted with offices of public service among us. Fill them with wisdom, and make them a blessing of Yours. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Merciful Father, send Your Spirit of comfort to all who are suffering physical or mental illness, those who are grieving, lonely or heavy hearted [especially _____________]. Restore health where You see fit, remember them in Your mercy, and give them patience in their tribulation. Remind them of the goodness of Your grace and Your ever-abiding faithfulness. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
O God, give to us a right spirit as we receive the Sacrament today. Let it be a spirit of unity, that we may share the bread of life with our neighbors. Thank You for this foretaste of the feast to come. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.