Category Archives: Prayers

September 23, 2018 – Time after Pentecost (Autumn)

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

please 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 September 23, 2018 – Time After Pentecost (Autumn)

With the words “You have called us by name, and we are yours,” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR OUR PRAYER.

In the morning that is yours and the evening that follows, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people who are hungry and needy.

A moment of silence

O God of transformation, you call us to create a community of caring in this place. Grant your church power to reach deeply into the lives of others in life-changing ways. Make us constantly aware that your universe is one of beauty and abundance.

You have called us by name, and we are yours

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

O God of a plentiful planet, you invite us to share in your creation by appreciating singing whales and buzzing honeybees. Glaciers and deserts, mountains and seaside all point to your glory. Make us care for this world with the tenderness of a mother cradling her newborn at her breast.

You have called us by name, and we are yours

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

O God of justice, plant your thinking in the minds of rulers, so that governments create societies that seek the common good. Enable us to take actions large and small that protect those who are most vulnerable. When we are blessed with strength, let us offer ourselves to do your work.

You have called us by name, and we are yours

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

O God of welcome, you place children among us and call us to cherish them and teach them how to love life and live fully. Open our ears to the wisdom of the young that we may learn from them as they learn from us. May we keep child-like wonder alive as we move through life.

You have called us by name, and we are yours

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

You bless the 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: Living Faith in Sechelt and Interim Pastor Richard Hergesheimer and Lord of Life Mission in Sandspit and Interim Pastor Jim Whaley.

You have called us by name, and we are yours

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 O God of health and wholeness, reconcile the conflicts and disputes that rend lives apart. Teach us to stand by people crippled by trauma and difficulties. In times of illness and brokenness, help us find your still point in our distress. Hear our petitions for those whose names we say aloud or silently in our hearts.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

You have called us by name, and we are yours

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Into the warmth and tenderness of your love, we commend our prayers today and always.

 AMEN.

September 16, 2018 – Time after Pentecost (Autumn)

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

please 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 September 16, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “Creator of the stars and sun,” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR US, WE PRAY.

In the morning that is yours and the evening that follows, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people who are hungry and needy.

A moment of silence

O God, you call your beloved ones and bless us with wonders, small and large, day by day. Give your people and your church power to reach into the lives of others with acceptance and understanding. Make us aware each and every moment that there is always enough love to go around.

Creator of the stars and sun

HEAR US, WE PRAY.

You call upon us to listen to and learn from environmentalists about how to walk more gently upon the earth. Make us open to new and better ways to live on our wobbly earth and ensure food and water for all. Let us fight against all moves to change water into a commodity instead of the birthright of all humans, plants, and animals.

Creator of the stars and sun

HEAR US, WE PRAY.

You offer to renew our leaders in the fairness and wisdom that their roles demand of them. Help them turn to you when they are lost. Make them find their way into the mysteries of creation so that the sheer wonder of it causes them to choose the best path and policies.

Creator of the stars and sun

HEAR US, WE PRAY.

You invite us to follow you with the proven strength of our faith tradition and with open hearts to the gospel for a changing world. Give us courage to face the fear of the unknown, of translating ancient texts into up-to-the-minute truths. Help us to trust you when our paths twist and turn.

Creator of the stars and sun

HEAR US, WE PRAY.

You bless the 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: St. Paul in Prince Rupert and Pastor Diana Edis and Our Saviour in Richmond and Pastor Christoph Reiners.

Creator of the stars and sun

HEAR US, WE PRAY.

 You offer us your very self when we are lonely, injured, or ill. Teach us the often hard lessons of healing, healing that sometimes comes in a different form than what we seek. May we know the embrace of loved ones, the touch of a kind hand, the strength of prayer. Hear our petitions for those whose names we say aloud or silently in our hearts.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Creator of the stars and sun

HEAR US, WE PRAY.

We join in remembering Hildegard von Bingen, the 12th century mystic and writer whose hymns echo with the intimacy of God. In the name of Trinity,

 AMEN.

September 9, 2018

he 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 September 9, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “O Divine Author of compassion,” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Freed to be fully alive as your servants, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people who are hungry and needy.

A moment of silence

O God, we pray for the church. Raise waves of compassion within us, that we find new ways day by day to translate faith into action. Guide our hearts, our hands, and our voices in helping to meet the many needs of a troubled world.

O Divine Author of compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for streams and pools, and lakes and rivers and oceans. (name local bodies of water if desired) Teach us to protect and conserve water, that people everywhere have access to clean water.

O Divine Author of compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for the world’s leaders that they take action that provides food of all. We pray for all workers, especially those who cannot find work, those who work in unsafe conditions, and those whose labour is exploited.

O Divine Author of compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for your children gathered here, being fed with your word and the communion feast that nourishes us on our way. Make this community a place of acceptance and understanding. Teach us the radical hospitality of our faith, that we may reach out to others every day in some way.

O Divine Author of compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for 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: Faith Lutheran in Powell River, Our Saviour’s in Prince George and Pastor Fleming Blishen, and for hospital chaplains throughout British Columbia.

O Divine Author of compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 We pray for all who suffer from lack of food, from fearfulness, and from illness in body and mind. Use our hearts and hands to touch those around us with grace. Help us take seriously our vocation as Christians so that we find unique forms of service that use our best imaginings and special skills. We pray for those we name aloud or silently in our hearts.

Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

O Divine Author of compassion

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We join with all the saints, living and dead, in the grand pilgrimage you offer us in life with you. Alleluia. Alleluia.

 AMEN.

September 2, 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 September 2, 2018 – Time After Pentecost

With the words “O God who has planted your love within us” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Trusting that you give us a way of being fully alive, we pray for the life of the church, the world, and people who are hungry and needy.

A moment of silence

Compassionate God, in Jesus you painted us a picture of what how your word looks in our world of flesh and blood. Teach us to make our own lives a portrait of welcoming strangers, healing the hurting, and caring for the orphan. Make your church one that stands strong against oppression and cruelty.

O God who has planted your love within us

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Creative God, we pray for farmers and gardeners as the brisk night air signals harvest time. Bless the good earth as it readies itself for the time of winter rest and rejuvenation. Make us more and more aware that we are part of all creation–not above or below other creatures but equal to all.

O God who has planted your love within us

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Bountiful God, we pray for our communities, our country, and our world. Give us the desire and dedication to bring about fair and just government. Weigh the minds of leaders everywhere with the need to share wealth and do good. Watch over refugees and immigrants as we welcome them into Canadian life.

O God who has planted your love within us

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

 Welcoming God, call us to serve our communities. Make us make friends with our neighbours. Let us invite others to gather around our tables and, through good food and shared stories, make us build places where people are safe and valued.

O God who has planted your love within us

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

God of community, 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: Our Redeemer Lutheran in Penticton and Pastor Curtis Aguirre and Trinity in  Port Alberni and Pastor Brenda Nestegaard Paul.

O God who has planted your love within us

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

 Loving God, remind us to take our compassion with us wherever we walk in the coming week. Use our hearts and hands to touch those around us with grace. Help us take seriously our vocation as Christians so that we participate in giving water to the thirsty ones, food to the hungry, and comfort to the sick and lonely.We pray especially for those we name aloud or silently in our hearts.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

O God who has planted your love within us

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

We join with all the saints, living and dead, in the grand pilgrimage you offer us in life with you. Alleluia. Alleluia.

 AMEN.

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.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

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.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

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.