Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:
The Church of Christ
Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority
The local community
Those who suffer
The communion of saints
These responses may be used:
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
Generous God, you are always so much more willing to give and to forgive than I deserve. Help me to realise that your huge generosity knows no bounds, that your mercy and forgiveness are always present. And generous God, help me to remember your goodness in my dealings with others. Keep me from being like that other steward, the unjust one who received so much from his master but refused to handle his own minions with a generous spirit.
Generous God, in troubled times like these, help your Church to stand firm to Christian principles. May your Church speak clearly and firmly but generously, as we seek to help lead...
This sermon, Generous God..., is based on Luke 16:1-13 and relates to Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon on Luke 16:1-13 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...
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