November 18, 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.     In communion with the saints of every time and place, let us pray for the church, those in need and all of God’s creation.

 

A brief silence.

 

2.     God of promise, keep the church faithful and courageous in its mission, hopeful in its future, and attentive to the signs of your presence in the world and in the church.

          Spirit of God:

          HEAR OUR PRAYER

 

3.     Holy Spirit, inspire this assembly to encourage one another in the weekly gathering around the means of grace, as we welcome one another before and after the worship service and in our loving service throughout the week.

          Spirit of God:

          HEAR OUR PRAYER

 

 

4.     Spirit of God, empower all communities of faith who seek to call your people into renewed life.  We pray for our partner Anglican Church of Canada along with our sister congregations in the BC Synod:  in particular we pray for Grace Lutheran church in Victoria and their pastor, Brenda Nestegaard Paul; and for Mount Olive Lutheran church in White Rock and their pastor, Peter Hanson.  And we pray for the prison chaplains, the volunteers and the family members who seek to give hope to those who are in prison.  We pray that society, the church and our political leaders would support their caring ministry.

          Spirit of God:

          HEAR OUR PRAYER

 

5.     Refuge of the weary, uphold the lives of all who call upon you in their need: for those who are in pain, lonely, anxious, or suffering from loneliness, addictions, or broken relationships.  In particular we pray for those we name aloud at this time or quietly in our heart…

 

         May all be strengthened in their body and in their spirit, and keep caregivers 

          strong in their daily ministry.

          Spirit of God:

          HEAR OUR PRAYER

 

 

6.     God, the source of all goodness, we thank you for our many blessings:  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 being with us in these end times

          We thank you for sustaining us through the gift of your gospel;

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

 

May we continue to recognize your daily presence in our life.

           Spirit of God:

           HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

7.     Mighty God, do not abandon the earth to our wasteful use or reckless destruction, but protect and nurture it until your new creation comes to birth.

          Spirit of God:

          HEAR OUR PRAYER

 

8.     Holy God, we give thanks for the faithful departed, particularly for those who remain precious in our memories. Keep us ever watchful and, on the last day, wake us with all your saints to everlasting life.

          Spirit of God:

          HEAR OUR PRAYER

 

9.     Hear our prayers, faithful God, and renew us by your spirit, that we may joyfully love and serve you and one another through Jesus Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

 

 

 

 

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