Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (August 26th, 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. We pray that you would nourish the church with your words and with your holy meal promising us eternal and renewed life.

Spirit of God:

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

3. We pray that this community and all communities of faith turn away from the temptation to be discouraged. Rather make them communities of joy at their opportunities to give others hope in these difficulty times. We pray at this time for our neighboring houses of worship, for our partner Anglican Church of Canada and for our sister congregations in the BC Synod: in particular we pray for the urban ministries in Surrey and Vancouver and for Mount Zion Lutheran Church in New Westminster and their pastor Marlys Moen; and we pray for Ascension Lutheran Church in Nelson, their pastor and his wife as together they seek God’s blessing in their daily life and ministry.

May all who minster to others, feed on and share the bread of life.

Spirit of God: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

4. We pray that you would give us the miracle of public leaders and officers who serve with faithfulness and humility. And give us the miracle of people, who are thankful for those who serve us.

Spirit of God:

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

5. We pray for all who are hungry or downtrodden, anxious or alone, depressed or ill, especially those we name aloud or quietly in our heart….

May all be kept strong in the Lord in whatever circumstance they face.

Spirit of God:

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

6. Lord, we thank you for those who are celebrating graduations, marriages and other special events during this season.

– 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:

– we thank you for choosing us to be your disciples;

– and we thank you for the opportunities we have to follow you in our daily life;

– Finally we thank you for those special blessings we name aloud at this time….

Lord, continue to help us show others our commitment to serve you and your church.

Spirit of GOD:

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

7. We pray in gratitude to our creator God for forests and streams, hills and meadows, trees and flowers that blesses us daily with beauty.

Spirit of God:

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

8. We pray that you would unite us with all your holy ones who served you with reverence and faith in times past.

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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