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

Prayers of the People—January 31

God of our joy, God of our suffering, have us not ask “why me” but turn to you instead and trust in you as we face the road together. Give us this day a vivid sense that you are by our side. Remind us there is nowhere this day we can go or any companion that will ever rob us of your grace and your infinite care.


Prayers of the People—December 6, 2015

For you, O God, are the one who hovers over the chaos and speaks order into all life; you are the conductor of color, the maestro of sunrise and sunset, setting the prism of rainbow and soft white of snow cloud; you tune every birdsong and direct every Christmas carol; you speak peace into every struggle knowing that while the chaos remains, your mantra of hope is made known.