Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 25, 2014)

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

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


With the prayer “God of new life” you are invited to respond



  1.  Made alive in Christ, sustained and led by His Spirit, let us pray for the church, for the world, and for all of God’s creation.

             A brief silence.

  1. We pray in particular this morning for the delegates and the visitors of our BC Synod who are preparing to meet in convention in Prince George—where the water flow. In their discussion, their decisions and their election of officers and in the election of the Bishop, may all be moved to recognize Christ’s presence moving within each member of that assembly. May we as members of this synod continue to be thankful for those who have been willing to serve as leaders and servants in our church.   We pray in particular for the ministry of our Bishop Greg—may he and his family continue to be blessed with health and with joy in serving.

God of new life:



  1. We pray for our congregation and for our neighboring communities of faith, for our partner Anglican church of Canada and for all the congregations in our BC Synod. At this time, we pray in particular for Deo Lutheran Church in Salmon Arm and their pastor, Erik Bjorgan; and for Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson Creek and the pastors and leaders who offer their time and their gifts so that the ministry of that congregation continues. We pray also for our companion Synod in Peru, their pastors, evangelists and leaders who reflect the will and love of God to their people. Continue to bless the ministries of all congregations and all faith communities here and abroad.

God of new life:



  1. You abide with the nations O God: Reveal your truth so that nations and peoples are governed in peace and in fairness.   You abide with the needy, O God. Cheer the sorrowful and the discouraged, protect the orphan, support the grieving, and give healing to those who are anxious or unwell, particularly those we name quietly or aloud at this time…


May our words and our lives in this coming week reflect the mystery of your sustaining presence.

God of new life:



5. God, you are the giver of life and renewed life;

– we thank you for empowering us to witness to your love even when we are in pain;

– we thank you for being with us in all the stages of our life;

– .we thank you for those celebrating significant events in their lives;

– 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….


Help us to recognize the mystery of your presence in our daily life.

God of new life:



  1. You abide within and over your wondrous creation, O God. Breathe on fields and forests, lakes and oceans and all living things so that they thrive as you have intended. Breathe your spirit on us and our leaders that all would recognize and protect your gift of the earth.

God of new life:



  1. We remember, O God, those who have died in the faith and whose memories continue to bless us.   Assure us of your life giving spirit until that day when we will abide with you forever.

God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.


  1. Receive our prayers, merciful God, and continue to dwell in us richly, through Jesus Christ, our life and our redeemer. AMEN


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