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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Prayers of the People Sunday, 21 June 2020, The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Prayers of the People    Sunday, 21 June 2020, The Third Sunday after Pentecost

With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord, saying, “Lord, have mercy.”

For the peace of the world, for the welfare of the Holy Church of God, and for the unity of all peoples, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For our Bishops Andrew, Allen and Mary, and for all the clergy and people, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For our President, Congress, for the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For this City of Yonkers, for every city and community, and for those who live in them, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For the good earth which God has given us, and for the wisdom and will to conserve it, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For the poor and the oppressed, for the hungry and homeless, for the unemployed and the destitute, for prisoners and captives, and for all who remember and care for them, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For the aged and infirm, for the widowed and orphans, and for the sick and the suffering and for all who have asked our prayers including all who are marching in peaceful protest and all who are in danger by virtue of their labor (including Anthony, Nathan, Aaron, Michael, Olivia, Mary, Amy, Elaine and Ashley), all who have COVID-19 and their family and friends, for continued healing for Kathleen and Gustavo Aguilera Torres, Carmen Hanchard, Martha Wright, and Raul Chavez, and for all who need God's healing grace and presence including Lynette Lewis, Anthony Giannone Sr., the Montero family, Val DeBride, Shelly Henderson, Kelly Chadwick, Aida Carino, Mary Sullivan, Stevan Cavalier, Karen Marchewka, Al DeFeo, Deacon Luis Rivera, Bill Randolph, Lisa and Squire Osborne, Lara Pilla, Claudette Buffalo, Naomi Henderson, Shaadira and Roland Smith, Wendy and Corey Maxwell, Carla Jean DeBride, Felix Benzan, Tom O’Connor, Ruby Dixon, Joan Smith and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson, a Postulant for diaconal ordination, for all who have lost their jobs and all of those who are struggling to pay their rent and other expenses, for the Scavenging Workers’ Children in India, and for all who have been treated less than justly due to the color of their skin, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For the blessings you have bestowed on us including the gift of Fathers and all men who have mentored and taught us, for the Emancipation Proclamation and the hope of justice for all, for Alicia and Briana who graduated from Yonkers High Schools this week!!—with prayers for Elijah who will finish up this summer, for those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this week, for the birth of Michael Richard Sullivan (Angie’s great nephew), and for this neighborhood of Getty Square, all who live and work here, all who come here for goods and services, for The Sharing Community and Westhab, The Salvation Army, YWCA and the YMCA, the Yonkers Fire and Police Departments, for Saint John's Riverside Hospital, Saint Joseph's Hospital, for all hospitals, nursing homes and group homes, and all who work to help others, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For all who have died unjustly at the hands of the police, including Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among many others, and for the more than 121,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19, and for all the departed, including Hampson Sisler, Milton Williams, Vicki Salvatore, Ralph Tremonte, Cory Tabb, Jackie McKernan, and Dennis Drap. We also lament those who have died over the centuries due to slavery, lynching, racism and the unequal and unjust treatment of peoples in this country, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For deliverance from all danger, violence, oppression, and degradation, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

That we may end our lives in faith and hope, without suffering and without reproach, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

In the communion of Saint John and of all the saints, let us commend ourselves, and one another, and all our life, to Christ our God. To you, O Lord our God.

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