April 29, 2018 – Fifth Sunday of Easter–

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

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We invite you to include the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Bishops of your region in your prayers.

Anglican Bishops:

  • Bishop Logan McMenamie, Diocese of British Columbia
  • Bishop Melissa Skelton, Diocese of New Westminster
  • Bishop David Lehmann, Diocese of Caledonia
  • Bishop John Privett, Diocese of Kootenay
  • Bishop Barbara Andrews, Diocese of The Territory of the People

Roman Catholic Bishops:

  • Archdiocese of Vancouver – Archbishop Michael Miller
  • Diocese of Kamloops – Bishop Joseph Nguyen
  • Diocese of Nelson – Bishop Robert Bourgon
  • Diocese of Prince George – Bishop Stephen Jensen
  • Diocese of Victoria – Bishop Gary Gordon

Prayers for April 29, 2018 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

With the words “O Lord of the mysterious dance” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR OUR PRAYER. ALLELUIA.

Knowing that you call on us to love peace and mercy, and walk humbly with our God, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

Let us feel your incarnation in the warmth of communion wine and the yeasty taste of a bit of bread. Make they forever feed our faith. Bless those who help us on our way rejoicing: missionaries and Bible study leaders, seminarians, campus ministers, and all of us with our baptismal stories.

O Lord of the mysterious dance

HEAR OUR PRAYER. ALLELUIA.

Let us see in vineyards and groves of fruit an image of faith flowering, growing, and ripening within us and throughout our community. And as that fruit matures, help us find ever more ways to incorporate self-compassion and compassion for others day by day.

O Lord of the mysterious dance

HEAR OUR PRAYER. ALLELUIA.

Enrich our family life and the connections stretching from generation to generation. Let us grapple with the challenges of homeless youth and adults; isolated people of all ages; and the loneliness of many elder care home. Help us to better so that, at every stage, people feel safe and warm under your wing.

O Lord of the mysterious dance

HEAR OUR PRAYER. ALLELUIA.

 As we remember Catherine of Siena, 14th century theologian and mystic, we call upon you as we too seek to sit, work, laugh, and love in connection with you. When times are tough and our lives difficult, we seek your comfort. We pray especially for those we name aloud of quietly in our heart….

                             (Include those listed in the bulleting for prayer.)

 O Lord of the mysterious dance

HEAR OUR PRAYER. ALLELUIA.

Remind us that we believers always are part of wide circle. Enable us to build on that, to connect with others world-wide and close to home. We pray especially for our partner Anglican Church of Canada, the bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church, the bishop in your region and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: St. Peter Estonian in Vancouver and Pastor Algur Kaerma and Peace in Vernon and Pastor David Hunter.

O Lord of the mysterious dance

HEAR OUR PRAYER. ALLELUIA.

Give us the fullness of gratitude when all goes well in life and the courage to sit listening for you among the dark times, the hard ones. Teach us more and more, day by day, about the healing that goes beyond whether or not our illness or condition clears up. We pray especially for those we name aloud or quietly in our heart….

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

O Lord of the mysterious dance

HEAR OUR PRAYER. ALLELUIA.

Offering our prayers on a rising cloud of incense–perhaps copal, frankincense, and myrrh.  In the name of the Christ.

 AMEN.

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