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Prayer

Prayers for Emmanuel AME Church and All Who Grieve

How long O Lord, how long?
How long will our news be filled with reports of violence?
How long will neighbor turn against neighbor with words, and fists, and guns?
Why are people filled with such fear and anger that they desire to kill?
Sovereign God we cry “Lord have mercy!”
 
Sing: Kyrie Eleison (such as Lift Up Your Hearts #637 or another appropriate refrain.)
 
Sovereign God, we pray for comfort and healing.

Praying for Them

Lifting Our Enemies to God

Prayers for Justice, Reconciliation, and Peace

"Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.” (Psalm 85:10)

How to Pray for Your Pastor

Who pastors your pastor? The answer, all too often, is “No one.” But, like the rest of us, your pastor needs spiritual support. Your pastor needs people to lift him or her up in prayers of thanksgiving and intercession. If you or a group of people in your church would like to support your pastor in prayer, here are four “need categories” to consider.