Trinity Sunday

Prayers for Worship
Trinity Sunday
by Linda Kraft

Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, for all people according to their needs:

Sovereign Lord, your majesty is beyond comparison. Your power is awesome. Yet you choose ordinary people to tell the world about your love. When our words become confused and our efforts become overbearing and offensive to others, draw us back to you. Teach us your compassion. You alone make us worthy to serve you. We await your sending. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. (Isaiah 6:1-8)

Ruler of the world, you command the nations, the oceans, the sky and all peoples. You are enthroned forever. While this world’s tyrants rage, we pray for peace. By your almighty power, bring an end to wars. Make conflict cease. Inspire us to live together in love. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. (Psalm 29)

Gracious God, in your mercy you have claimed us as your children. We are faced with temptation every day. We fear the world. We cry out in pain when we forget your constant presence in our lives. Remind us that we are heirs with Christ of the most precious gift of all, eternal life in you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. (Romans 8:12-17)

Eternal Savior, by daylight and at night you move among us to save us and give us new life. Comfort these, your children, who need to know your presence:

Are there others we should include in our prayers?

For all of these: for the homeless and the hungry, for the abused and the abuser, for the addicted and mentally ill, for all who are afraid we pray. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. (John 3:1-17)

Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Linda Kraft, Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Trumbull, CT