Time after Pentecost—September 13, 2015

 

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

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With the words “You invite us into the sacrament of mystery,” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR US AND BLESS US.

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

A moment of silence

We pray for the church throughout the world that our mission be ever-compelling and ever-new. Each day, inspire us to take up the cross on which the lies of the world are laid to rest.

You invite us into the sacrament of mystery  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

We pray for all place afflicted by storms, floods, and forest fires. Grant safety to those who rescue and repair, and grant hope to those whose families, homes, or livelihoods has been lost.

You invite us into the sacrament of mystery  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

We pray for the nations of the world, governments, leaders, and citizens that they learn to love freedom and fairness. Let peace and justice flourish.

You invite us into the sacrament of mystery  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

We prayer for those who are victims of gossip, false accusations, or threats. Speak healing to those who have been lashed by others’ tongues. Touch and heal those in any need, especially those we name aloud or in our hearts.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

You invite us into the sacrament of mystery  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

We pray for our church. Bless our partnership with Anglican Church of Canada. Bless the congregations of our BC Synod, especially Faith Lutheran in Powell River and Pastor Brenda Nestergaard-Paul and Our Saviour’s in Prince George and Pastor Fleming Blishen.

You invite us into the sacrament of mystery  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

We pray for ministries of teaching and learning in our congregation and our community. Bless teachers and students, so that learning builds up our homes and families.

You invite us into the sacrament of mystery  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

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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