March 3, 2019 – Transfiguration of Our Lord

     

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 March 3, 2019 – Transfiguration of Our Lord

United in our belief that you hold us in tender arms, we pray for believers everywhere, the world, and those in need.

A moment of silence

Help us to enter into the sorrows of life, that we transform them into wisdom, strength, and greater faith. Make our church a place where personal and social sorrow is acknowledged, permitted, and healed

“Make our faces shine with the radiance of God’s glory,” Hear our prayer.

Grant healing to our beleaguered planet, and enable us to play our part. Give us the will and courage to choose a smaller carbon footprint. Teach us the joys of the simplicity of less, so that we seek less and less to have and use more and more of the earth’s resources.

“Make our faces shine with the radiance of God’s glory,” Hear our prayer.

Teach us ways to deal with the increasing displacement of peoples around the world. Incite us with the will and the creativity to find places and decent livings for the ever-burgeoning population on this earth. Inspire us to demand novel solutions to corrupt and unfair governments, that people may enjoy peace.

“Make our faces shine with the radiance of God’s glory,” Hear our prayer.

Make us look in the face of hunger and need, and not look away. Minister to those who suffer the effects of deep shame, guilt, and abuse—past and present. Give strength to all those for whom each day is a battle with inner demons, illnesses, and grief. We pray especially for those we name alive or silently in our hearts.

(include those listed in the bulletin for prayers)

“Make our faces shine with the radiance of God’s glory,” Hear our prayer.

Guide us individually and as a congregation to pursue ministries of kindness and hospitality. May every day be an adventure in engagement with all those we encounter. Look around and see what God is up to in the world, the everyday grace that happens inside and outside houses of worship.

“Make our faces shine with the radiance of God’s glory,” Hear our prayer.

Give us ever-renewed energy as we pursue 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 Mount Olivet in North Vancouver and Pastor Carolina Glauster and Christ the King in Surrey and Pastor Lori-Anne Boutin-Crawford.

“Make our faces shine with the radiance of God’s glory,” Hear our prayer.

Motivate us to take time to tell others whose faith and example has inspired your personal growth. Teach us to never take for granted these everyday saints who inspire us—and sometimes get us through the dark nights of our souls.

“Make our faces shine with the radiance of God’s glory,” Hear our prayer.

All this we pray, in the name of Jesus, who enables us to stand tall in the radiance of the divine. AMEN.

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