September 9, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

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

click here to download a copy of the prayers

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 September 9, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “O Divine Author of compassion,” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Freed to be fully alive as your servants, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people who are hungry and needy.

A moment of silence

O God, we pray for the church. Raise waves of compassion within us, that we find new ways day by day to translate faith into action. Guide our hearts, our hands, and our voices in helping to meet the many needs of a troubled world.

O Divine Author of compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for streams and pools, and lakes and rivers and oceans. (name local bodies of water if desired) Teach us to protect and conserve water, that people everywhere have access to clean water.

O Divine Author of compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for the world’s leaders that they take action that provides food of all. We pray for all workers, especially those who cannot find work, those who work in unsafe conditions, and those whose labour is exploited.

O Divine Author of compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for your children gathered here, being fed with your word and the communion feast that nourishes us on our way. Make this community a place of acceptance and understanding. Teach us the radical hospitality of our faith, that we may reach out to others every day in some way.

O Divine Author of compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for our continuing communion 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: Faith Lutheran in Powell River, Our Saviour’s in Prince George and Pastor Fleming Blishen, and for hospital chaplains throughout British Columbia.

O Divine Author of compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 We pray for all who suffer from lack of food, from fearfulness, and from illness in body and mind. Use our hearts and hands to touch those around us with grace. Help us take seriously our vocation as Christians so that we find unique forms of service that use our best imaginings and special skills. We pray for those we name aloud or silently in our hearts.

Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

O Divine Author of compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We join with all the saints, living and dead, in the grand pilgrimage you offer us in life with you. Alleluia. Alleluia.

 AMEN.

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