29th Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 27 (October 6, 2013)

The following prayers have been adapted for congregational use by Rev. Gerald Mitchinson

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Congregation may be invited to be seated for prayer.)

With the prayer “Hear us, O God” you are invited to respond
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

1. With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation.

A brief moment of silence and reflection

2. Almighty and everlasting God, set your church as an example of watching in confidence for your coming into the world. And as we await that day, may we announce to others evidence of your daily presence among us.
Hear us, O God:
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

3. Holy and faithful God, lead your church and all it members to be faithful in their daily living and their daily decisions. We pray for your blessing and your guidance on this congregation, our neighboring communities of faith, and for our partner Anglican Church of Canada. In particular at this time we pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Christ Lutheran Church in Terrace; and for the shared ministry of the Church of St Paul in Barriere and their pastor, Brian Krushel. Bless all the members of all communities of faith with a joy in their individual ministries.
Hear us, O God:
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

4. Support the work of people who blaze paths of diplomacy and peace among the nations. When they are weary or discouraged strengthen them in the special calling you have given them.
Hear us, O God:
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

5. Renew your creation where it has been shaken by disaster. Encourage and sustain animals and people as they seek to rebuild. Bring plants again to blossom. Restore calm in the midst of chaos
Hear us, O God:
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

6. For the elderly and those needing care in nursing care facilities, hospitals and homes, give them comforting hospitality, healing conversations, and continued opportunities to express their creativity. Sustain all burdened by illness, pain or anxiety especially for those we name quietly or aloud at this time…

In this coming week, fill us with joy in a ministry of friendship.
Hear us, O God:
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

7. God, you are the giver of those good things we experience in our daily living:
– we thank you for the precious gift of faith;
– we thank you for inspiring translators, hymn writers, poets and musicians who help us to receive your Word anew;
– 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….
Hear us, O God:
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

8. Remembering the saints who stood steadfast in the faith through many trials, guide us to put our trust in you until we receive the fulfillment of your promise.
Hear us, O God:
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

9. Into your hands, O Holy One, we entrust all for whom we pray, confident in your abundant and abiding mercy; through Jesus Christ our Savior. AMEN.

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