Worship at KUC: Pastoral Prayers

The Pastoral Prayer is a prayer offered by a minister in the course of a service of worship for and on behalf of the congregation. Traditionally, the Pastoral prayer has occupied a prominent place in the period of prayers in the Sunday worship service. Here at KUC, it is usually prayed by the liturgist after the first scripture reading. The Pastoral Prayer is the means to an end: to the worshiper’s coming into the actual presence of God.

Recent Pastoral Prayers

Pastoral Prayer – March 30, 2014

With those who live along the shores of Lake Michigan, we give thanks for the sunrise over the waters, and the melting of the winter ice. We rejoice, O God, in the richness of your creation, and pray for all who live on this earth, that we might seek your wisdom in caring for creation, so that we might not destroy what you have made for us and for our descendants.

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Pastoral Prayer – February 23, 2014

Thank you God, for this church, for the people who gather here Sunday after Sunday, for leaders and ministers past, present and future–living examples of sturdy, steady and enduring faith through our long and rich history. – Mrs. Rebecca Knight

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