July 1, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

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 July 1, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “God of wisdom, God of truth, ” you are invited to respond:

 HAVE MERCY UPON US.

As we move from hearing your word to being fed at your table , we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

Send your church out into the multi-cultural life society we share in Canada. Help us to cross boundaries and welcome refugees with compassion and acts of peace and neighbourliness.

God of wisdom, God of truth

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Let us open our hearts to the gifts of creation, to the relaxation and pleasures of summer sun and outdoor activities. May we honour your bounty and always act in ways that preserve the world for coming generations.

God of wisdom, God of truth

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Strengthen all voices crying out for freedom. Make us advocates for those who are overlooked, oppressed, and abused. Use us as conduits of what is good, what is right, and what is true as we participate in Canada’s democracy.

God of wisdom, God of truth

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

 Call us to be good neighbours to those living around our homes and our church, and in all the communities of service in which we participate. Bless all the voluntary social services that improve daily life–food banks and community kitchens, palliative care, and literacy programs.

God of wisdom, God of truth

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Open our minds to the wisdom of varied spiritual traditions, and engage us in dialogue with the people who practise them. We pray especially for our continuing conversation with our partner Anglican Church of Canada, their Bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church, their Bishop in your region and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Benediction in Delta and Pastor Thomas Keeley and Trinity in Delta and Pastor Jennifer Wilson.

God of wisdom, God of truth

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Teach us to recognize the wholeness and healing that threads its way through the brokenness of our lives. Make us pilgrims on our path with you, as we confront anxiety and depression, and the illness and injury we experience personally and we witness in others. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

God of wisdom, God of truth

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Basking in your generosity, we turn our cares and our celebrations over to you. In the name of the Christ,

 AMEN.

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