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 – December 21, 2014

As the day of Jesus’ birth approaches, as we prepare to receive Life himself, open our hearts and minds to know and believe, our lives are claimed by him. Open our hearts and minds to know and believe we are loved by him and can love one another as he loves us.


Pastoral Prayer – November 30, 2014

God within us: You are the still small voice we hear when no one is speaking, reminding us we are made in your image and whispering to us to see your divine image in others. Help us silence all the noise of what our culture tells us about ourselves and others so we can be startled again by your love for us and all people.


Pastoral Prayer – November 9, 2014

We are blessed with freedoms and privileged to vote, speak and act in this nation. After such contention and argument, we pray for our newly elected leaders that they will be filled with courage and work to serve the people with fairness for today and our future.


Pastoral Prayer – October 26, 2014

God, we are grateful for the church of your son, Jesus Christ, the way it gives us life. In the sacrament of baptism, help us remember the promises made when we received the grace of water, we are claimed as your children and joined to Christ forever.