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August 19, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

The 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 August 19, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “Oh God of summer skies and meteors” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Partaking of Wisdom’s banquet, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people who are hungry and needy.

A moment of silence

Mother Wisdom, you offer us the insight and understanding necessary for fullness of life. Cause us to come together in joy to grow in our faith and rejoice in your bounty. May we always trust the voice of Wisdom within that guides our thoughts, our actions, and our dreams.

Oh God of summer skies and meteors

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Mother Wisdom, bless the work of musicians, composers, writers, and all artists. Let us see in them a reflection of our Creator and ever-creative God. Move us with the power of the arts to openness, reflection, and delight.

Oh God of summer skies and meteors

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Mother Wisdom, you made the peoples of the world so diverse that we are surrounded by a wealth of different cultures, traditions, and ways of governing. Shower them all with blessing, while also inspiring their leaders to be fair and just. Make us one with you in pursuing peace today and tomorrow.

Oh God of summer skies and meteors

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Mother Wisdom,  you are an invisible guest as we gather around tables as family and friends, building up the power and joy of community. Draw us ever closer to that time when the world will be made perfect through you.

Oh God of summer skies and meteors

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Mother Wisdom, bless our continuing communion with our partner Anglican Church of Canada and their Bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church and their bishop in your region, and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Ascension Lutheran in Nelson, Mount Zion in New Westminster and Pastor Marlys Moen, and Surrey Urban Mission Society and Director Mike Musgrove.

Oh God of summer skies and meteors

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Mother Wisdom, send calm and peace of mind to those who are troubled or in pain, and those who live each day with great stress. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

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Oh God of summer skies and meteors

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Relying on your constant presence and power in our lives, we pray in the name of Jesus Christ.

 AMEN.

August 12, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

The 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 August 12, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “Oh God of countless blessings ” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Trusting in the constancy of your love, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people who are hungry and needy.

A moment of silence

Make us welcome the Spirit’s work within us so that our actions and attitudes genuinely reflect the love and forgiveness we have received through Christ Jesus. Sustain us all in the promise of our baptism. Teach us to trust one another and build up the church as it spreads good news.

Oh God of countless blessings

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Turn our passionate caring for your earth into committed action to raise food for all, share the precious resource of water, and find ways to preserve its gifts for generations to come. Feed and nourish all creatures in their wonderful variety.

Oh God of countless blessings

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lead us all to speak your truth and our own, even when our voices shake and bodies quiver. Make us trust you to sustain and support us as we do what we can to influence political leaders to make better choices for more people. Let us share the wealth offered by this gracious planet.

Oh God of countless blessings

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 Feed us here and now with bread and wine, that we may go forth strengthened for another week. Remind us that God came to us in the flesh and affirms every aspect of life and breath, walking and sleeping, cooking and eating. Bless our life together in this congregation.

Oh God of countless blessings

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Join us with Christians in all times and places, including the saints who have gone before us. Bless 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: Hope Lutheran in Nanaimo and Pastor Terry Richardson and all church institutions serving elderly and disabled people

Oh God of countless blessings

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Use our hands to touch those who suffer in many ways. Teach us to take time when someone calls upon us, even when we too feel harassed by busy-ness. Heal all those who call upon you. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

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Oh God of countless blessings

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Looking into the face of your compassion and caring, we pray in the name of Jesus.

 

AMEN.

August 5, 2018 – Time after Pentecost-

The 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 August 5, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “Lord, in your kindness, ” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Trusting in your abundance, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people who are hungry and needy.

A moment of silence

In creating us as your children, you called our senses into being and said they are good. Make us aware of all that we experience in holy flesh: the tasting and touching, smelling, our hearing and seeing. Make us alert to the grand mystery of life, as we walk through it–ever alert to you in our midst.

Lord, in your kindness

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

In creating the good earth, you provide constant reminders of plenty and promise. You thought up the textures of earth and the power of wind. As we ponder this world, give us and open, the courage to laugh and to cry, an open heart, and hands ready to protect our home.

Lord, in your kindness

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Enable the nations to rise up and hold hands in joint work towards peace and fairness. Save us from the continuing horrors of mass shootings and bombers. When we feel confused and overwhelmed, resurrect our hope and struggle.

Lord, in your kindness

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

 You have brought us together at this time and in this place. Bless our congregations, those who are here today and those who are away. May we grow ever closer in holy friendship.

Lord, in your kindness

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Join us with Christians in all times and places, and build our connections with them. Bless our continuing communion with our partner Anglican Church of Canada, the Bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church, the Bishop in your region and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: St. Paul Lutheran in Maple Ridge and Pastor Roland Ziprick and Matsqui in Matsqui and Interim Pastor Art McCaughan.

Lord, in your kindness

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Open our eyes to the hungry people everywhere, both for our bodies and for our spirits. Make us find ways to reach out to those who are frightened and fatigued by life. Remind us that Jesus has taught us how we are all one body in faith. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Lord, in your kindness

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Taking your hands in ours and walking with us daily, we praise in the name of Jesus.

 AMEN.

July 29, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

The 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 July 29, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “Lord, in your kindness, ” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Grounded in the love of Christ, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

Loving God of flesh and blood, you call us to feast with you at the table. Strengthen each of us here today that we reach out in love, faith, and service in the church and in our community.

Lord, in your kindness

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Creator God, you call us to marvel at the abundance and diversity of our universe. As we depend on the harvest of gardens and croplands, we pray for sunshine and rain in good measure. Help us to share food with generosity and fairness in a world still riddled by lack of food and water.

Lord, in your kindness

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

God of diversity, you have imbued people everywhere with unique cultures and faiths. Make these differences opportunities for dialogue and sharing rather than animosity, conflicts, and wars. May we hold up the model of hospitality that Mary, Martha, and Lazarus extended to Jesus.

Lord, in your kindness

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

 God of community, remind us to wear caring and generosity like a multi-coloured robe in church and within the wider community. Teach us patience and listening skills, that we might connect deeply with others–whether they are like us or different from us.

Lord, in your kindness

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Join us with Christians in all times and places, and build our connections with them. Bless our continuing communion with our partner Anglican Church of Canada, the Bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church, the Bishop in your region and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Shepherd of the Valley in Langley and Pastor Kristen Steele and Hope Lutheran Shared Ministry in Mackenzie and Pastor Henry Dunbar.

 

Lord, in your kindness

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

 

God of challenges and comfort, we look to you for hope and strength when we meet troubles in body, mind, and spirit. Guide us through our black nights of the soul, for none of us lives life without them.  We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

 

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

 

Lord, in your kindness

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

 

Offer your hands to us in the holy dance of the Trinity, in the name of the Christ.

 

AMEN.

July 22, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

The 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 July 22, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “Lord, in your truth and compassion, ” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Living in your household of faith, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

God of truth, fill our mouths with words of justice and wisdom. Bless your church as it practises passive resistance in the face of the evil in our world. Engage us in action and advocacy for change that benefits vulnerable people everywhere.

Lord, in your truth and compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of the natural world and the glory of our flesh and blood. Lead us to green pastures and still waters for our use and for our pleasure. Guard the land and seas, mountains and valleys, cultivated farmland and untamed wilderness.

Lord, in your truth and compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of fairness, challenge all nations to seek well-being for more and more people. Make us engage with political leaders near and far, so that they know that we will not accept poverty and hunger. Teach us to become good neighbours to indigenous peoples.

Lord, in your truth and compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 God of beauty and creativity, grant joy and purpose through artists within and beyond our church doors. Bless composers, writers, visual artists, musicians, poets, and dancers. Open us to the power of their work that we may know wonder.

Lord, in your truth and compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of all saints, remind us of the bounty of Bach’s church music. It is part of our continuing communion with our partner Anglican Church of Canada, the Bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church, the Bishop in your region and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Faith Lutheran in Kelowna and Pastor Richard Schulz and Gloria Dei in North Vancouver.

Lord, in your truth and compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

God of compassion, none of us escapes difficulties and illness. But you wrap a blanket of caring around us that moves us toward healing and meaning. Restore our aching souls and ailing, aging bodies  We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Lord, in your truth and compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Moving ever closer to you in harmony with one another, we pray in the peace incarnate in Jesus,

 AMEN.

July 15, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

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

click here to download a coy 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 July 15, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “You destined us for adoption as your children, ” you are invited to respond:

 ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Walking with you in faith, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

God of truth, fill our mouths with words of justice and wisdom. Bless your church as it practises passive resistance in the face of the evil in our world. Engage us in action and advocacy for change that benefits vulnerable people everywhere.

You destined us for adoption as your children

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

God of the glorious globe, pour healing upon our fragile world and broken hearts. Inspire engineers and environmentalists who seek sustainable sources of energy, food, and clean water.

You destined us for adoption as your children

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

God of justice, challenge all nations to whisper in our ears the  words of right action. Engage us all in challenging our leaders to do what is fair and right. We pray especially for the ongoing work of reconciliation with our indigenous peoples.

You destined us for adoption as your children

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

 God of tenderness and songs of comfort and inspiration. Make all of us examples of love and caring for all children in our midst. Preserve their creativity and energy as they move into adulthood. Offer healing and resilience to those who are being abused, neglected, or scorned.

You destined us for adoption as your children

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

God of all saints, living and dead, bless our community of faith. We pray especially for the continuing communion with our partner Anglican Church of Canada, the Bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church, the Bishop in your region and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Hills of Peace in Kamloops and  Pastor Jane Gingrich and our global missionaries: Pastor Yoli Zavaleta in Peru and Pastor Andrea Baez in Argentina.

You destined us for adoption as your children

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

God of healing and hope, restore us with caring and renew us through caring for others. Bring abundance into our earthly pilgrimage–during the good times and during difficulties. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

 

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

 

You destined us for adoption as your children

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

 

Turning our hopes and dreams over to you, we pray in the name of the Christ,

 

AMEN.

July 8, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

The 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 July 8, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “Healer of all brokenness, ” you are invited to respond:

 HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Growing in compassion and a sense of abundance, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

Equip us all with words of the good news you bring to all humanity. Make our church a tower of light shining over dark times for our church, and infuse us with the creativity to speak your truth day by day.

Healer of all brokenness

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Open our eyes to the joys of watching crops and gardens grow in the heat of summer. Bless the land and those who work it. Send rain in good measure, especially to relieve drought-ridden lands and forest fires.

Healer of all brokenness

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Raise up prophets and prophetic leaders, that the nations embrace ways of justice and peace. Provide for the needs of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and exiles. Comfort those whose daily lives are torn apart by war and conflict.

Healer of all brokenness

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

 Remind us daily that our ministry as your church and your people is one of hospitality. May we welcome everyone with the same peace that we offer one another on Sundays. Make us living vessels of your grace.

Healer of all brokenness

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Invite us daily into the dance of the Trinity and conversations with all believers. We pray especially for our continuing conversation 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: St. Peter’s Shared Ministry in Hudson’s Hope and Christ in Kelowna and Pastor Patricia Giannelia.

Healer of all brokenness

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Make us turn our whole hearts and souls to you as we seek wholeness in our earthly pilgrimage. Restore in us the hope that enables us to carry on and to sew meaning into the fabric of life. Strengthen all who are fragile in body, mind, or spirit. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Healer of all brokenness

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Trusting in your everlasting love for us, we turn our joys and sorrows over to you. In the name of the Christ,

 AMEN.

July 1, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

The 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 July 1, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “God of wisdom, God of truth, ” you are invited to respond:

 HAVE MERCY UPON US.

As we move from hearing your word to being fed at your table , we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

Send your church out into the multi-cultural life society we share in Canada. Help us to cross boundaries and welcome refugees with compassion and acts of peace and neighbourliness.

God of wisdom, God of truth

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Let us open our hearts to the gifts of creation, to the relaxation and pleasures of summer sun and outdoor activities. May we honour your bounty and always act in ways that preserve the world for coming generations.

God of wisdom, God of truth

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Strengthen all voices crying out for freedom. Make us advocates for those who are overlooked, oppressed, and abused. Use us as conduits of what is good, what is right, and what is true as we participate in Canada’s democracy.

God of wisdom, God of truth

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

 Call us to be good neighbours to those living around our homes and our church, and in all the communities of service in which we participate. Bless all the voluntary social services that improve daily life–food banks and community kitchens, palliative care, and literacy programs.

God of wisdom, God of truth

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Open our minds to the wisdom of varied spiritual traditions, and engage us in dialogue with the people who practise them. We pray especially for our continuing conversation 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: Benediction in Delta and Pastor Thomas Keeley and Trinity in Delta and Pastor Jennifer Wilson.

God of wisdom, God of truth

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Teach us to recognize the wholeness and healing that threads its way through the brokenness of our lives. Make us pilgrims on our path with you, as we confront anxiety and depression, and the illness and injury we experience personally and we witness in others. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

God of wisdom, God of truth

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Basking in your generosity, we turn our cares and our celebrations over to you. In the name of the Christ,

 AMEN.

June 24, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

The 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 June 24, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “O ever-present, ever-faithful One, ” you are invited to respond:

 HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Celebrating John the Baptist and our own baptisms , we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

When we share the peace this day amidst this congregation, remind us to take that word out of this place and into our week-day world. Let us practise daily until our habit becomes one of distributing peace through work and action.

O ever-present, ever-faithful One

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

When you called forth the globe from chaos, you poured out the water that enables all life to exist. Send us ample rain for bountiful crops, but limit its destructive power in hurricanes, floods, and tropical storms.

O ever-present, ever-faithful One

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

 When we witness conflict, violence, or injustice, make us advocates who act on behalf of truth and hope. Fill our mouths with your words, and move our limbs to change what we can in a troubled world.

O ever-present, ever-faithful One

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

When we misunderstand different traditions of faith and wisdom, give us open minds. We pray especially for our continuing conversation with our partner Anglican Church of Canada, the Bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church, the Bishop in your region and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Good Shepherd in Coquitlam and Pastor Eric Krushel and King of Life in Coquitlam.

O ever-present, ever-faithful One

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

When we experience hunger of all kinds, pain or violence, and sleepless nights, speak to us with the comforting sounds and songs of a tender mother. Open us to healing deep within as we turn towards you. We pray for those we name aloud or silently in our hearts.

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O ever-present, ever-faithful One

HAVE MERCY UPON US.

Trusting that you never leave us alone, we bundle our cares and concerns and send them up through the stars. In the name of the Christ,

 AMEN.

June 17, 2018 – Time after Pentecost

The 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 June 17, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “O Strong and Vulnerable One, ” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR US, BELOVED GOD.

Listening always for the quiet prompts of your spirit , we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

Your divinity is like a mighty cedar protecting the earth and providing shade on a blisteringly hot day. Make your church a place where the seeds of your love are planted and nourished in the peacefulness of time set aside for worship and reflection.

O Strong and Vulnerable One

HEAR US, BELOVED GOD.

Your creativity moves in, around, and through all of creation. Send  abundant rain to places of drought. Strengthen fire-fighters as they tackle another season of forest fires. Let us look to mountains and plains, oceans and rivers, with a mind to our role in cleansing and replenishing them.

O Strong and Vulnerable One

HEAR US, BELOVED GOD.

Your very word spoke the world into its beauty and bounty. Put your wisdom and words into world leaders, that we may move towards more peace and tranquility and less and less violence and unfairness.

O Strong and Vulnerable One

HEAR US, BELOVED GOD.

 Your willingness to be Abba, Father, affirms the role of earthly fathers and father figures. Bless them with courage and imagination as they work and play with children, that they will flourish.

O Strong and Vulnerable One

HEAR US, BELOVED GOD.

Your spirit moves among people of faith and goodwill, among all those seeking truth. We pray especially for our partner Anglican Church of Canada, the Bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church, the Bishop in your region and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Shepherd of the Valley in Comox, our seminaries in Saskatoon and Waterloo; and their faculty, staff, and students.

O Strong and Vulnerable One

HEAR US, BELOVED GOD.

Your renewing love provides a well-spring of hope in times of illness, injury, grief, and loss. Help us to wait patiently for the wisdom that comes in the mornings after long, painful nights. None of escapes life without trial, and we pray for those we name aloud or silently in our hearts.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

O Strong and Vulnerable One

HEAR US, BELOVED GOD.

Trusting that you walk beside us, lead us with your love, and enable us to learn patience at your knee. We send these pleadings up to you like a balloon. In the name of the Christ,

 AMEN.