Second Sunday after Pentecost (June 10, 2012)

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(Congregation may be invited to be seated for prayer.)

With the prayer “Spirit of God” you are invited to respond…
HEAR OUR PRAYER.

1. With reverence for the earth, those in need and the whole human family let us offer our prayers to God.

A brief silence.

2. Let us pray for the church, that it would boldly stand against evil and oppression, even as it promotes reconciliation among races and among people of different religious beliefs.
Spirit of God: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

3. Let us pray for all faith communities that each would be known for their care for one another. We pray at this time for our neighboring religious communities, for our partner Anglican Church of Canada and for our sister congregations in the BC Synod: in particular we pray for Grace Lutheran church in Burnaby and their pastor Nathan Fong; and for the members of former All Saints Lutheran Mission in Kelowna and their pastor Tyler Gingirch. May all members of all communities seek to serve where they are most needed.
Spirit of God: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

4. Let us pray for those who work in commerce and government that they might find fulfillment in their ministry even as they seek to be a benefit to all people.
Spirit of God:
HEAR OUR PRAYER.

5. Let us pray for the land, that rains might not overpower people with floods but might water the earth so that it would produce food for all creatures that swim, walk, crawl or fly.
Spirit of God:
HEAR OUR PRAYER.

6. Let us pray for all who are sick, anxious, lonely or stricken with grief. We pray in particular for those we name aloud or quietly in our heart at this time…

May no one lose heart but hold fast to your promises. And may we in our ministry in this coming week give support to those in need.
Spirit of God:
HEAR OUR PRAYER.

7. Lord, we thank you for those who are celebrating graduations, marriages and other special events during this season.
– So we thank you for those who have the gift of another birthday or another anniversary, and for those who have known the gift of new life:
– And we thank you for your Word which challenges us to love one another;
– Finally we thank you for those special blessings we name aloud at this time….

Lord, continue to help us experience your presence in our weekly worship and in our daily life.
Spirit of God
HEAR OUR PRAYER.

8. We give thanks for all the faithful departed whose lives have enriched us and the family of faith, and who now dwell with you in glory.
Spirit of God:
HEAR OUR PRAYER.

9. Receive our hopes and prayers; O God of mercy, for great is your faithfulness in Christ Jesus our Lord. AMEN.

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