Christ the King (November 25, 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. Holy and Ancient One, by your Spirit give the church the will to reflect the kind of world that you would have it be.
Spirit of God:
HEAR OUR PRAYER

3. Lord of the church, empower all communities of faith in their ministries of offering guidance and hope.who seek to offer guidance and hope. We pray for our partner Anglican Church of Canada along with our sister congregations in the BC Synod: in particular we pray for Deo Lutheran Church in Salmon Arm and their pastor Erik Bjorgan, for Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson Creek, and their pastors and congregational leaders. And we pray for our companion Synod in Peru, their pastors and their lay workers. May they all be beacons of hope to their members and to their communities.
Spirit of God:
HEAR OUR PRAYER

4. Lord of the nations, guide our leaders and the leaders of all nations to govern their people wisely and compassionately so that your will would be done on earth as in heaven.
Spirit of God:
HEAR OUR PRAYER

5. Compassionate One, grant the peace of Christ which passes understanding to all who are suffering, in pain. anxiety, loneliness or grief. We pray especially for those we name aloud or quietly in our heart at this time …

Lift the oppression of fear, doubt and of pain for those who are suffering
that they would know your healing touch, and may they know it through our
words and our actions in this coming week.
Spirit of God:
HEAR OUR PRAYER

6. Loving God, continue to be with us, guiding and blessing us with daily great and with small 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 present in all that life brings
– we thank you for being with us in these end times
– Finally we thank you for those special blessings we name aloud at this time….

May we continue to recognize your sustaining and loving presence throughout our life
Spirit of God:
HEAR OUR PRAYER.

7. Creator God, since the world began you have nourished creation in all its variety. Forgive us when we have been negligent and foolish in its care. We pray that you would continue to keep all you have made in your redeeming care.
Spirit of God:
HEAR OUR PRAYER

8. We give you thanks for all the saints whose examples and whose memories continue to bless us. Bring us with them and with the whole company of heaven at last to sing the triumphant song with Jesus Christ, the first born of the dead.
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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