Hear Our Prayer

Leader:

    Let us pray for Scouts, for Scouters, and for all people. Lord, in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    Because we have failed in the trust others placed in us, we pray for forgiveness and for renewal to be trustworthy. Lord, in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    For strength to be loyal to our calling in baptism as his disciples in the world. Lord, in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    For forgiveness when we saw the need to help and passed that need by, when we failed to ask if we could be helpful to a friend or a stranger. Lord, in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    For the spirit to be frienpy to all people and even to those who are unfrienpy to us. Lord, in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    For the gift of courtesy to all people but especially to the elderly, the disabled, and little children. Lord in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    For a heart that rejoices in being kind to people, to animals, and to earth on which we live. Lord, in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    For the will to discipline ourselves to be obedient to the will of our God, and not to our selfish desires. Lord, in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    For a cheerful spirit to see us through disappointing events in our lives, for a faith that believes God will bring some good even from events that cause us pain and sadness. Lord, in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    For an appreciation that all that we have is the gift of our gracious God, for a mind and a heart that will be thrifty in managing the resources God has entrusted to our care. Lord, in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    For the courage not to be afraid of doing what is right and to be brave in working for justice. Lord, in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    For the will to work to keep clean our minds, our hearts, and our land. Lord, in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    For the gift of reverence for God who values all that he has created; for reverence for people, for animal life, for the earth and all its resources—all precious in God's sight. Lord, in your mercy,

Scouts:

    Hear our prayer.

Leader:

    Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all the people and all the needs we bring before you in our prayers, trusting in your mercy, through our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Scouts:

    Amen.