Christ the King – Last Sunday after Pentecost-Lectionary 34 (November 24, 2013)

The following prayers have been adapted for congregational use by Rev. Gerald Mitchinson

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(Congregation may be invited to be seated for prayer.)

With the prayer “Hear us, O God” you are invited to respond
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

1. With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation.

A brief moment of silence and reflection

2. We pray this morning for your faithful flock throughout the world. We pray for the gathering of this assembly, for our partner Anglican Church of Canada and for the congregations of the BC Synod: In particular we pray for Deo Lutheran Church in Salmon Arm and their pastor, Erik Bjorgan; and for Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson Creek and the pastors and lay leaders providing ministry in that community. Continue to call men and women, young and old to serve your church with dedication, patience and joy.
Hear us, O God: YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

3. We pray for the leaders of the nations, especially for the leaders of those nations in turmoil. May they be granted wisdom and courage as together with them we seek to alleviate the world’s suffering.
Hear us, O God: YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

4. We pray for patience and endurance to those who are anxious, lonely, fearful for themselves or their loved ones, and those who are in pain. We pray especially for those we name aloud or quietly in our heart at this time…

In this coming week may the light of your care shine through us in all that we do or say.
Hear us, O God: YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

5. God, you are the giver of all good things:
– we thank you for promising to be with us in the end times;
– we thank you for those who have known the gift of another birthday, another anniversary, or the gift of
new life;
– finally, we thank you for those special blessings we name at this time….
Hear us, O God:
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT

6. We pray for all things in heaven and on earth that the works of your hand would continue to listen to your voice and testify to your greatness.
Hear us, O God: YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

7. We thank you for welcoming sinners into your kingdom, and we gather again this morning in thanksgiving for all the saints who now dwell with you in paradise.
Hear us, O God: YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

8. Into your hands, O Holy One, we entrust all for whom we pray, confident in your abundant and abiding mercy; through Jesus Christ our Savior. AMEN

 

 

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