Prayers of the People
What do you hear? What do you see?
As Jesus calls a new family into being from the cross,
let us pray for his family in all the world,
let us pray for all God’s children in need,
let us pray for the family of creation, the world that God loves so much.
Crucified Jesus, hear our prayers for the earth and all its creatures,
for the water, the air, the rocks, stones and soil,
the oceans, mountains, forests and deserts.
Hear our prayers for people everywhere,
those at war within and without,
those hungry and thirsty in flesh and spirit,
those sick at heart or sick in body and mind,
those mourning loved ones, those grieving lost hope.
Hear our prayers for your family the church,
those who follow the way of the cross and carry their own crosses,
those who struggle to be faithful in a world which says faith is worthless,
those who fall and fail but know the grace that heals and makes new.
Ian Ferguson, offered for worship, Good Friday, 30/3/18