Time after Pentecost—September 6, 2015

 

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

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With the words “Oh, Jesus, man of wonder, man of woe,” you are invited to respond

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

With confidence in the power of your presence, let us pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.

A moment of silence

God, you reach us with a message that offers and demands all that we have. Make us all powerful linguists who can translate your presence into word and action. Energize us in these brisk breezes of autumn to continue lives of service.

Oh, Jesus, man of wonder, man of woe: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Bess our streams, pools, lakes, rivers, and oceans as we look to the seasons of replenished moisture. Protect these sources of life itself for all of us who share this planet.

Oh, Jesus, man of wonder, man of woe:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Give our leaders the wisdom and tenacity for ways that share good lives among us all. Provide work for all those who seek to earn their fair living, and continue programs to serve those unable to work or unable to find work. Move employers to provide safe and just workplaces.

Oh, Jesus, man of wonder, man of woe:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Come to those who lack daily food, and move us to help to feed the hungry ones. Breathe into the hearts of those who are fearful and hurting in mind, body, or spirit. Move over the hearts those we name aloud or within us.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Oh, Jesus, man of wonder, man of woe:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for our church. Bless our partnership with Anglican Church of Canada. Rain good things upon the congregations of our BC Synod, especially Our Redeemer Lutheran in Penticton and Pastor Curtis Aguirre, and Trinity Church in Port Alberni. Give your power into the words and actions of all our hospital chaplains.

Oh, Jesus, man of wonder, man of woe:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Remain within your community of faith, that we strengthen and support one another in the work of your humble kingdom that is not of this world and yet acts within it.

Oh, Jesus, man of wonder, man of woe:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Into your hands, we entrust the deepest murmurings of our hopes and dreams, our fears and failings, in the name of the Christ.  AMEN.

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