February 3, 2019 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany


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

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
  • ArchBishop Melissa Skelton, Diocese of New Westminster
  • Bishop David Lehmann, Diocese of Caledonia
  • Bishop David Lehmann, 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 February 3, 2019 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

 With the words “From my mother’s womb, you have been my strength” you are invited to respond: Hear our prayer.

United in hope that we recognize the prophets among us, we pray for all believers, for our beloved world, and for all those in need.

A moment of silence

Mother-God, living water, spirit of life,

“From my mother’s womb, you have been my strength” Hear our prayer.

Mother-God, living water, spirit of life, let us so love the earth you have made our home that we chant with our Navajo brothers and sisters: “The mountain, I am part of it. The herbs, the fir tree, I am part of it. The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters, I am part of it. The wilderness, the dew drops, the pollen, I am part of it.”

“From my mother’s womb, you have been my strength” Hear our prayer.  

Mother-God, living water, spirit of life, give us the courage to pray dangerously, to put ourselves on the line. May we pray in holy full-measures that change our politics, our posturing, our very way of living in this world. Liberate us from our captivity to fear and ways of violence.

“From my mother’s womb, you have been my strength” Hear our prayer.

Mother-God, living water, spirit of life, make us know that we will suffer and there will be joy; that we will be lonely and there will be comfort; that we will be desolate and there will be release; that we will feel empty and that there will be enough.

“From my mother’s womb, you have been my strength” Hear our prayer.

Mother-God, living water, spirit of life, provide relief to those who know abuse and neglect. Feed those ravaged by hunger and greed. Walk beside those left alone and vulnerable. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts.

(include those listed in the bulletin for prayers)

“From my mother’s womb, you have been my strength” Hear our prayer.

Mother-God, living water, spirit of life, move among us as we work in partnership with the Anglican Church of Canada and Bishop (name bishop in your region), the Roman Catholic churches and Bishop (name bishop in your area) and our own Bishop Greg. We offer prayers for the churches of our synod, especially Shepherd of the Valley in Langley and Pastor Kristen Steele and Hope Lutheran Shared Ministry in Mackenzie.

“From my mother’s womb, you have been my strength” Hear our prayer.

Mother-God, living water, spirit of life, let us remember those who have gone before us in the faith, leaving a blaze of your glory in their wake. We remember especially Lydia, Dorcas, and Phoebe, early witnesses to the faith—each of whom brought their unique circumstances to their life of faith.

“From my mother’s womb, you have been my strength” Hear our prayer.

Trusting forevermore in the God who lights our way into a fruitful future, we pray in the name of the Christ Child. AMEN.

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