Time after Pentecost—August 23, 2015

The following prayers have been adapted for congregational use by Rebecca Garber

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With the words “O, Master of abundant compassion,” you are invited to respond:

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

With confidence in your abounding compassion and abundance, let us pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.

A moment of silence

God of compassion, you came to live among us and create meaningful community. We pray that all our congregations be places of welcome and belonging for those who seek you.

O, Master of abundant compassion:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of creativity, you have imbued the world with plenty and growing things. Help us find the best ways to participate in the health and wealth of our planet.

O, Master of abundant compassion:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of peace, we pray for the nations of the world. Give our leaders the wisdom they need to seek peace and the well-being of all. Give us all the courage to elect and support such leaders.

O, Master of abundant compassion:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of compassion, we pray for all those in need–both the needs we understand and all those that are beyond our comprehension. Fill us with the deep satisfaction that comes only from you. Heal the sick especially those we name aloud or in our hearts.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

O, Master of abundant compassion:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of learning and wisdom, we pray for all those who are returning to school: students, teachers, and staff. Infuse them with the joy of learning from one another and from sharing their gifts and questions.

O, Master of abundant compassion:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of togetherness, we pray for our partnership with Anglican Church of Canada. We also pray for the congregations of our BC Synod, especially Ascension Lutheran Church in Nelson and Pastor Katrina Vigen, Mount Zion Lutheran in New Westminster and Pastor Marlys Moen, and Surrey Urban Mission Society.

O, Master of abundant compassion:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of community, bind us together with all your faithful ones of all times and in all places. Help us to receive all the good that you offer your children.

O, Master of abundant compassion:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Into your hands, loving God, we place all our hopes and dreams, trusting in the compassion of the man from Galilee. AMEN

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