Praying with LITs and Adventure Campers

Posted on Oct 6, 2016

The last Thursday night of each camp session here at Camp DeWolfe we have a Eucharist with our visiting chaplain. Our closing Eucharist is one of the highlights of our camping program and our campers are always active participants in the program. Part of their participation is to write the “Prayers of the People” to be used in the service. Our LITs got to write the Collect for our final Eucharist of 2016. I invite you to read these prayers and pray them, aloud or silently. You will be praying with our Adventure campers and Leaders in Training.

Collect – 2016 Leaders in Training

Gracious God, we pray for peace for those have faced injustice, that they may have the courage and strength to forgive. We pray for the ability to trust those within our camp community and those at home in those places we live; that we may take that trust wherever we go. We pray that people will feel God’s love around the world and have the boldness to step out in faith. May God’s light be in our presence always. Amen.

Prayers of the People – 2016 Adventure Campers

Priest:  With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord, saying, “Lord, keep us.”

Reader:       We pray for those who are harmed throughout the world for following God’s call to work through God’s Church as well as for all those members of the Church community worldwide. Lord, bless us.
Everyone:  Lord, keep us.

Reader:       Nosotros resamos por todos los leaderes del mundo como nuestro Presidente Barack Obama para que trabajen por paz en el mundo. Lord, bless us
Everyone:  Lord, keep us.

Reader:       We pray for the victims of war around the world. We pray for those in our armed forces, both at home and around the world, and for their families. Lord, bless us.
Everyone:  Lord, keep us.

Reader:     We pray for our Camp Community, for our staff and campers; that we all might have strength and endurance as we continue to grow as a camp community in love and faith. Lord, bless us.
Everyone:  Lord, keep us.

Reader:      We pray for the welfare of the whole world, that all may have safety, health, and happiness in their lives. We pray for all those who are sick, that they receive the healing grace and love of Jesus Christ in their lives. Lord, bless us.
Everyone:  Lord, keep us.

Reader:      We pray for all those who have died, that they may rest in peace and rise in glory with Christ our Lord. Lord, bless us.
Everyone:  Lord, keep us.