Time after Pentecost—August 30, 2015

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

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With the words “Spirit of Gentleness, Spirit of Goodness,” you are invited to respond:

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

With confidence in your gentle goodness, let us pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.

A moment of silence

God of compassion, you came into the world that you love to build bridges between peoples. Give your church the wisdom and strength to continue your work. Proclaim your grace to your children, our children, and our children’s children.

Spirit of Gentleness, Spirit of Goodness:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of harvest time, bless the food and animals coming full growth to nourish your world. Remind us each day of the bounty and beauty of this earth you have provided.

Spirit of Gentleness, Spirit of Goodness:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of peace, inspire nations to come together in the great work of the most freedom and prosperity for all. Help us all to acknowledge what is enough, and let go of the negative fires of greed and selfishness.

Spirit of Gentleness, Spirit of Goodness:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of compassion, comfort those in prisons of all kinds, including those of heart and mind. Console those feeling oppressed and hopeless. Heal the sick especially those we name aloud or in our hearts.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Spirit of Gentleness, Spirit of Goodness:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of peacefulness, bless our partnership with Anglican Church of Canada. We also pray for the congregations of our BC Synod, especially Mt. Olivet Lutheran in Vancouver and Pastor Carolina Glauster and Christ the King Lutheran in Surrey and Pastor Gordon Hoeflicker.

Spirit of Gentleness, Spirit of Goodness:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of community, thank you for the life-giving example of all those who hold fast to your principles and live by your word and sacrament. Bind us all together in a community that shuns isolation and hopelessness.

Spirit of Gentleness, Spirit of Goodness:  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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