Category Archives: Prayers

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.

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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.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

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.

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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.

June 10, 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 10, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “Hear us, Mother/Father God, ” you are invited to respond:

 YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

Trusting the words that come from you , we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

Compassionate and Creative One, teach us how to overcome the divides within your church that it might demonstrate health and wholeness to the world. Bandage the wounds that separate us from our best selves and that keep us from walking each day in the sunshine of life with you.

Hear us, Mother/Father God

YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

God of Hope and Renewal, enable us to encounter forgiveness, hope, and renewal in all manner of things on earth. Teach us the language that comforts and inspires others and ourselves. Empower us as we seek to do what is right and true.

Hear us, Mother/Father God

YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

God of Courage, be with us as we walk away from you and from others because of fear. Give us the bravery of the Good Samaritan. Attune our ears to the needs and desires of poor people, strangers, and outcasts–the very ones you call us to love.

Hear us, Mother/Father God

YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

 Soften the hard places in our hearts where we hang on to resentments and resistance to kindness and change. Open the channels between us and our neighbours that community can thrive and enrich everyday life. Feed us by our awareness of the small pleasures–by night and by day.

Hear us, Mother/Father God

YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

Join us with all people of faith and goodwill. 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: Chetwynd Shared Ministry in Chetwynd and Christ in Chilliwack and Pastor Dean Andersen.

Hear us, Mother/Father God

YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

Make us instruments of holy friendship as we encounter friends and neighbours in daily life. Strengthen us when others count on us–that shared burdens are diminished and shared joys magnified. We pray for those we name aloud or silently in our hearts.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Hear us, Mother/Father God

YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

Trusting that you are always there, that you always hear, and that you stir up contentment in life, we pray in the name of the Christ,

 AMEN.

June 3, 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 3, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “Your word, O Lord, is truth, ” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Shining with your compassion acting through us, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

Let our mortal flesh be quiet as we rest our minds and relinquish our cares on the Sabbath. Teach us to find time for your spirit and truth to make our hands instruments of your caring. When you call, let us say, “Yes, Lord, I am here.”

Your word, O Lord, is truth

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Enable us to participate in your strength so that what is withered and weakened may be restored. Make us respond to the hungering and thirsting for us that was planted in our baptism. Let us accept gladly our role in reviving all the good that has ceased to flourish.

Your word, O Lord, is truth

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Transform our aching for peace and prosperity around the globe into action: advocacy, action, and sharing of our resources. Work among nations that your spirit be part of a global movement towards just leadership and fairness for all.

Your word, O Lord, is truth

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 Soften the hard places in our hearts where we hang on to resentments and resistance to kindness and change. Open the channels between us and our neighbours that community can thrive and enrich everyday life. Feed us by our awareness of the small pleasures of night and day.

Your word, O Lord, is truth

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Bless our efforts to join with faithful people everywhere in compassion and holy shared concerns. We pray especially for our partner Anglican Church of Canada, and the bishop in your region, the Roman Catholic Church, and the bishop in your region and our own Bishop Greg. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Grace Lutheran in Burnaby and Pastor Nathan Fong and Mount Zion in Smithers.

Your word, O Lord, is truth

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Let us see you walking by our sides during times when we are perplexed, persecuted, and struck down in body, mind, or soul. Pour your light over dark times, and teach us to find strength in sharing our burdens. We pray for those we name aloud or silently in our hearts.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Your word, O Lord, is truth

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Harkening always to our inner compass that is you, that is the direction you set in baptism, we deliver our prayers before your throne.

 AMEN.

 

May 27, 2018 – The Holy Trinity

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 May 27, 2018 – The Holy Trinity

With the words “Call us into the dance of faith, ” please respond: 

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Inspired by the divine dance of the three persons of the Trinity, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

Blessed be you, Abba-Father, for your spirit reaching ours with tender touch and indulgent eyes. Inflate our being with confidence as your chosen children, called to live out your love on earth. Teach us to restore the broken to wholeness through your powerful love.

Call us into the dance of faith

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Blessed be you, Incarnated Word, our brother who affirms us, flesh and blood, sinew and senses. Let us claim the whole earth–cities and fields, soaring mountains and water–as the fruit of your imagination and our beloved home.

Call us into the dance of faith

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Blessed be you, Spirit of love and inspiration, Spirit of sharing and community. Fill us with justice and peace that we might be your voice, your hands and feet, your comforting presence in a world that needs you. Raise up our love as part of a growing crowd of witnesses.

Call us into the dance of faith

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Blessed be you, Holy Imagination, for creating our world and ourselves as an incarnation of wonder and wholeness. Let us grab hold of the creativity that is you active in our everyday lives and our strength in hard times.

Call us into the dance of faith

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Blessed be our joint 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: Peace Lutheran in Abbotsford and Pastor Denise Doerksen and Emmaus in Burnaby and Pastor Timo Saarinen.

Call us into the dance of faith

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Blessed be you who promise to stay with us always, even when we suffer from want, injustice, or anguish of any kind. Teach us to sit with you in times of trouble, leaning into our difficulties and learning to trust you more. In our living and in our dying, you are with us. We pray for those we name aloud or silently in our hearts.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Call us into the dance of faith

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

With you holy three in one and one in three, we choose the posture of prayer that is feet dancing rather than knees kneeling.

AMEN.

May 20, 2018 – Day of 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 May 20, 2018 – Day of Pentecost

With the words “Kindle within us the fire of your love, ” please respond:

 ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Empowered by your spirit raging within us, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people in need.

A moment of silence

Through all of human history, we have gathered around fire for light, warmth, protection, community, and the gift of cooking. You are the fire which calls us to love, service, and life eternal.

Kindle within us the fire of your love

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Your creating and re-creating spirit renews us by day and replenishes us by night. Breathe into our lives and our church new visions and ever-deepening dreams of life together with you and one another. Let us live always in the waters of baptism and the fire of a divine spirit forever roaming the earth.

Kindle within us the fire of your love

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Your spirit invites us to participate in your love by tenderly caring for our earth. Guide our hands as we push seeds into earth and look to the harvest to come. Let us conserve your gift of water, upon which all life depends. May we gaze at sun by day and moon by night, ever-thankful for the wonder of it all.

Kindle within us the fire of your love

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Your spirit sighs and suffers with us and for us in all that life offers. Make us hear your voice rustling through leaves in the wind, in the whispers of those we encounter, in our puzzlements and in our celebrations.

Kindle within us the fire of your love

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Your spirit makes us one community of faith; let us learn from different traditions and teachings of wisdom religions world-wide. We pray especially for our partner Anglican Church of Canada, 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: Grace Lutheran in Dawson Creek and Interim Pastor Terry Martin, Deo in Salmon Arm and Pastor Erik Bjorgan, and our Global Mission Companion, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Peru.

Kindle within us the fire of your love

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Your spirit of healing moves around and through us like a child of promise. Teach us to grab hold of the help you offer us, and make us part of the assistance you provide to others. Teach us the power of sharing that strengthens and sustains us.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Kindle within us the fire of your love

ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA. AMEN.

Trusting that you hear us and love us, that you wrap up in all that is good and true, we pray to you in the name of the Christ.

 AMEN.