August 19, 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 August 19, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “Oh God of summer skies and meteors” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Partaking of Wisdom’s banquet, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people who are hungry and needy.

A moment of silence

Mother Wisdom, you offer us the insight and understanding necessary for fullness of life. Cause us to come together in joy to grow in our faith and rejoice in your bounty. May we always trust the voice of Wisdom within that guides our thoughts, our actions, and our dreams.

Oh God of summer skies and meteors

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Mother Wisdom, bless the work of musicians, composers, writers, and all artists. Let us see in them a reflection of our Creator and ever-creative God. Move us with the power of the arts to openness, reflection, and delight.

Oh God of summer skies and meteors

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Mother Wisdom, you made the peoples of the world so diverse that we are surrounded by a wealth of different cultures, traditions, and ways of governing. Shower them all with blessing, while also inspiring their leaders to be fair and just. Make us one with you in pursuing peace today and tomorrow.

Oh God of summer skies and meteors

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Mother Wisdom,  you are an invisible guest as we gather around tables as family and friends, building up the power and joy of community. Draw us ever closer to that time when the world will be made perfect through you.

Oh God of summer skies and meteors

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Mother Wisdom, bless our continuing communion with our partner Anglican Church of Canada and their Bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church and their bishop in your region, and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Ascension Lutheran in Nelson, Mount Zion in New Westminster and Pastor Marlys Moen, and Surrey Urban Mission Society and Director Mike Musgrove.

Oh God of summer skies and meteors

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Mother Wisdom, send calm and peace of mind to those who are troubled or in pain, and those who live each day with great stress. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Oh God of summer skies and meteors

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Relying on your constant presence and power in our lives, we pray in the name of Jesus Christ.

 AMEN.

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