Prayer of the People

The following is a prayer that I wrote for daily chapel at Luther Seminary on Friday the 24th of September.  It is based on Amos 8:4-7.

We have forgotten you Lord
We attempt to rule over our own lives, allowing our creations to rule us.

We have forgotten you Christ
We do not see you in others, and we sacrifice ourselves for ourselves.

We have forgotten you Holy Spirit
We hear you, we see you, and we ignore you.

Yet Lord you have not forgotten us whom you created.
Be with us and those who we name now as we remember your rule in our lives.

Yet Christ you have not forgotten us in modeling life
Be with us and those we name now as we struggle to live as you have called us. 

Yet Holy Spirit you have not forgotten us, filling us with life
Be with us and those we name now as you fill us and call us again to life.

And gather us together as we pray as The Son taught us:  

Our Father who art in Heaven, 
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Will be done
On Earth as it is in Heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
Forgive us our sins 
As we forgive those who sin against us
Lead us not into temptation 
But deliver us from evil
For thine is the Kingdom, The Power and the Glory
Αμεν (Amen)

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