April 21, 2019 – Resurrection of our Lord, Easter Day

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 April 14, 2019 – Resurrection of our Lord, Easter Day

In this day that began in confusion at an empty tomb and ended in a risen Christ, we pray for the renewal of the church and all believers, the world, and those in need.

A moment of silence

To the words “Let us rejoice in the perpetual triumph of life” you are invited to respond “Hear our prayer.”

Alleluia           ! Take us with the women to the empty tomb that we may experience their rebirth of wonder and of hope, of the promise of God that never disappoints. Bring joy to us this day, and let us take it out into the world in the days and weeks to come. Challenge us to understand what it means to be perpetually on the side of life abundant.

Let us rejoice in the perpetual triumph of life: Hear our prayer.

Alleluia           ! Open our eyes and ears, our sense of smell, to the rebirth underway in the world. Let us watch the unfolding pageant of trees budding, birds returning, nourishing rains, warm breezes, and freshly turned soil preparing for another season of growing. Transform our deep gratitude into re-energized commitment to our care and tending of the earth.

Let us rejoice in the perpetual triumph of life: Hear our prayer.

Alleluia           ! In a secular world beset by constant conflict, political scandal, and nations unable to make peace, challenge us to imagine what the truth of word and sacrament mean “out there.” Let us imagine our way into paths that put our ultimate value upon the worth of each person into the conversations that influence leaders in every nation.

Let us rejoice in the perpetual triumph of life: Hear our prayer.

Alleluia           ! You hold within you hope and strength. Visit these upon all those who desperately need a new claim to healing and help in this life. We plead for your presence among those who are hungry or homeless, anxious or suicidal, oppressed or sick. We pray especially for those we name aloud or silently in our hearts.

(include those listed in the bulletin for prayers)

Let us rejoice in the perpetual triumph of life: Hear our prayer.

Alleluia           ! Let us leave the nourishment of communion barely able to keep our feet from dancing. Keep alive within us the sense that “this is the day the Lord has made”—that every day is offers adventure and opportunity. Teach us to meet each moment with surrender to what is and curiosity about what comes next, what might be asked of us.

Let us rejoice in the perpetual triumph of life: Hear our prayer.

Alleluia           ! We celebrate and ask blessing upon our relationship 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 First in Vancouver and Pastor Rebekah Swanson and Lutheran Campus Ministry across Canada.

Let us rejoice in the perpetual triumph of life: Hear our prayer.

Alleluia           ! As the echo of trumpets sounds in our ears that Jesus Christ has risen today, may we draw comfort even during changes we experience as we age and as we accompany family and friends on their journey to death. Bless those who grieve and all those who stay close by as they do. Connect us with the power of people of faith, living and dead, near to us and absent from us.

Let us rejoice in the perpetual triumph of life: Hear our prayer.

As we raise ourselves up on this Sunday of Sundays, we send all our prayers through Jesus, the Christ, the Living Lord. AMEN.

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