October 14, 2018 – Time after Pentecost (Autumn)-

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 October 14, 2018 – Time After Pentecost (Autumn)

With the words “You have promised to be with us always,” you are invited to respond by signing Hymn #752:

LORD, LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

LORD, SEND YOUR SPIRIT IN THIS PLACE

LORD LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

SEND US LOVE, SEND US POWER, SEND US GRACE.

Remembering that your power is part of our daily journey, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people who are hungry and needy.

A moment of silence

God of the incarnation of Christ, you named our senses good and blessed. In our tasting and touching, our smelling, hearing, and seeing , make us alive to the mystery of life. Inspire our daily attention to finding you and your power all around us in the ordinary and in the extraordinary.

You have promised to be with us always

LORD, LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

LORD, SEND YOUR SPIRIT IN THIS PLACE

LORD LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

SEND US LOVE, SEND US POWER, SEND US GRACE.

God of holy imagination, you imagined the lights of the heavens and the textures of earth. You breathed delight into the power of the wind and painted the canvass of all creatures of earth, sea, and sky. Renew us in wisdom, for you are the midwife of all our holy beginnings.

You have promised to be with us always

LORD, LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

LORD, SEND YOUR SPIRIT IN THIS PLACE

LORD LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

SEND US LOVE, SEND US POWER, SEND US GRACE.

You are always on the side of fairness and justice. Insinuate your values into our courtrooms, prisons, and in neighbourhoods. Guide those who manage great wealth to do so with integrity and generosity.

You have promised to be with us always

LORD, LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

LORD, SEND YOUR SPIRIT IN THIS PLACE

LORD LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

SEND US LOVE, SEND US POWER, SEND US GRACE.

You know what exists deep within us–our truths and our falsehoods. You sit with us as we experience the heights and depths of human life. Lead us deeper and deeper into that inner universe where we commune with your wisdom and make it our own.

You have promised to be with us always

LORD, LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

LORD, SEND YOUR SPIRIT IN THIS PLACE

LORD LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

SEND US LOVE, SEND US POWER, SEND US GRACE.

You call us to continuing communion with our partner Anglican Church of Canada, their bishop in your region, and our own Bishop Greg. Bless and pray for the Roman Catholic Church and their bishop in your region.  We pray for congregations of our BC Synod: First in Vancouver and Pastor Rebekah Swanson and Lutheran Campus Ministry across Canada.

You have promised to be with us always

LORD, LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

LORD, SEND YOUR SPIRIT IN THIS PLACE

LORD LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

SEND US LOVE, SEND US POWER, SEND US GRACE.

 Help us to see in ourselves those who are hungry, who hurt, who have too much trial and too little blessing in their lives. Call out to us that we may recognize you within and among the hopeless and hurting ones–for you have made us one body in Christ. Hear our petitions for those whose names we say aloud or silently in our hearts.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

You have promised to be with us always

LORD, LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

LORD, SEND YOUR SPIRIT IN THIS PLACE

LORD LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING

SEND US LOVE, SEND US POWER, SEND US GRACE.

We pray in the name of Christ: the Life that creates life, the Life that saves life, and the Life that loves life.

 AMEN.

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