30th Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 28 (October 13, 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. O God of our holy relationship with you, we pray that you would remain steadfast in the covenant you have established with your people even when they are a disappointment to you. Draw others into your life by the example of our honesty, and confidence in your forgiveness.
Hear us, O God:
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

3. Holy and faithful God, lead your church and all it members into a life of faithfulness and daily gratitude. We pray for your blessing and your guidance on this congregation, our neighbouring 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: Spirit of Life Lutheran Church in Vancouver and their pastor, Clifford Reinhardt; Dunbar Lutheran Church in Vancouver and their pastor, Thomas Keeley; and the staff in our BC Synod, in particular for Kimberly, the Synod receptionist. Bless all your people with joy in their individual ministries.
Hear us, O God:
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

4. Hear the cries of those who struggle because they cannot access health care, Through our efforts deliver your justice to them, especially to the children and the aging that they may also receive the gift of healing.
Hear us, O God:
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

5. Bring clean, refreshing, and healing water to dry places. Quench the thirsty, wash away disease; soothe those who are weary with your special gift of water.
Hear us, O God:
YOUR MERCY IS GREAT.

6. Reveal yourself to those who face serious illness, or who have lost hope in being healed. May we stand with them in their doubt and their despair. At this time, we also pray for all who are ill, in pain and suffering from addiction and broken relationships, especially for those we name quietly or aloud at this time …

In this coming week may we offer comfort and encouragement to all who are in need.
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 the gift of gratitude and for opportunities to express our thanks for all our blessings;
– 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. Living God, giving thanks for saints of the past and the present who shout their praise to you, together we lift our faithful voice in praise of you until all nations are gathered in your presence.
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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