Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 13 (June 30, 2013)

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

With the prayer “God in your great compassion” you are invited to respond…
HEAR OUR PRAYER.

1. Rejoicing in the good news of God who has chosen to come near, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s Creation.

A brief moment of silence and reflection

2. O God, your grace has set us free. Give to your church the true freedom to follow you no matter the cost. Guide us by your Spirit, that even in days of disappointment, we would choose to serve you and our community.
God, in your great compassion
HEAR OUR PRAYER.

3. We pray for this congregation, our pastor, and all our members who seek to live lives of faithful service. At this time, we pray also for our partner Anglican Church of Canada—its pastors, its leaders and its gospel mission. And we pray for the congregations in the BC Synod: in particular we pray for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and King of Life Lutheran Church in Coquitlam, and their pastors, Eric Krushel and Kathy Martin. Keep your church faithful to the Gospel.
God, in your great compassion
HEAR OUR PRAYER

4. Your care extends to every nation. In the many places where there is endless violence, suffering and despair may your Spirit raise up in our time new leaders and new servants who would give hope to those who suffer. And on this eve of our own Canada Day, we pray that the Spirit of your love would indeed rule the leaders and the people of this land from sea to sea to sea. In the words of the psalmist, may this nation hear and respond to the cries of the poor, the weak and the oppressed.
God, in your great compassion
HEAR OUR PRAYER

5. You are our shelter and our refuge. Bless and protect those in this land who risk their lives to provide us with security. Bless and protect our loved ones and all who travel in these summer months.
God, in your great compassion
HEAR OUR PRAYER

6. Your compassion knows no bounds. Where there is loneliness or despair; where there are cries for healing or forgiveness, we pray that you would show your merciful face. We pray in particular at this time for those we name aloud or quietly in our heart….

Lead and empower us in this coming week to be agents of your healing presence.
God, in your great compassion
HEAR OUR PRAYER

7. God, the giver of all good things
– we thank you for giving us in this land the freedom to worship and serve you without fear;
– we thank you for the compassion you have shown for those who do not worship or serve you;
– and we thank you for those who have known the gift of another birthday, another anniversary, or the gift of new life …

– Finally, we thank you for those special blessings we name at this time….
God, in your great compassion
HEAR OUR PRAYER.

8. You are the joy of all the saints. May we also be faithful in our daily life and faithful unto death so that we would share in the joy that will have no end.
God, in your great compassion:
HEAR OUR PRAYER

9. Into your hands, O God of compassion, we commend all for whom we pray trusting in your great mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. AMEN.

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