Prayers of the People: April 2024

Apr 7, 2024


We gather before you, mindful of the worlds vastness and its interconnectedness. Grant us the wisdom to see beyond borders and differences, to embrace the beauty of diversity, and to foster unity in our shared humanity. May peace reign in every corner of the earth, replacing conflict with understanding, fear with compassion, and hatred with love. In your infinite grace, hear our prayer for a world filled with peace, harmony, and abundant blessings for all.


We come before you with grateful hearts, recognizing the profound work being done through the International Justice Mission, IJM. As they tirelessly strive to combat injustice and defend the oppressed, we lift them up in prayer. Bless the hands and hearts of those who work with IJM. Grant them strength, courage, and unwavering determination in their pursuit of justice. Guide their efforts to rescue victims of slavery, violence, and exploitation, bringing them from darkness into light. May their mission continue to be a beacon of hope shining brightly in the darkest corners of our world. Bless those who suffer from injustice, poverty, and oppression, that they may find solace in your comforting embrace and strength in our solidarity.


As the warmth of spring and summer draw near, we lift our hearts in gratitude for the changing seasons and the blessings they bring. In this time of anticipation, we thank you for the beauty of creation that surrounds us. The vibrant colors of blooming flowers, the rain feeding the ground, the gentle breeze rustling through the trees, and the soothing warmth of the sun upon our skin. Grant us the wisdom to savor each moment of the seasons splendor, to find joy in simple pleasures, and to cherish the company of loved ones. Guide our steps as we embark on new adventures, explore unfamiliar paths, and embrace the opportunities for growth and renewal that these seasons offer. As we bask in the sunshine of your grace, may our hearts be filled with gratitude, our spirits uplifted, and our souls refreshed.

-read by Keely Finnegan

“Prayers of the People” music by The Brilliance

© 2015 Brownie Hawkeye Music; Integrity's Praise!

Music; Evan Wickham Music; Remaining portion is unaffiliated

Performed by Halle Hanson