Time after Pentecost (June 22, 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

HEAR OUR PRAYER

 

  1.      Strengthened and led by the Spirit, let us bring our hopes, our dreams and our needs to our gracious God.

             A brief silence.

  1.      We pray for our worship that it would give the power to change hearts. And we pray and that through our songs and our prayers we would gain courage to share your word of hope with each other and with our neighbor.

God of new life:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

  1.      Your Spirit gathers, empowers and leads the church.   We pray for all communities of faith that they would continue to be open to the leading of your Spirit.   We pray for our partner Anglican Church of Canada and for all the congregations in our BC Synod:  in particular we pray for Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Comox as they gather in community centres.  And we pray for our seminaries in Saskatoon and Waterloo those preparing for ministry would know joy in the study of your Word.

God of new life:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

  1.      We pray for powerful words and actions that would change people from a life of violence, mistrust, anger and division.  Send your Spirit into the hearts of ordinary people that their extraordinary courage and wisdom would bring peace and renewed hope to their communities..

God of new life:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

  1.      We pray for the power of quiet healing time, when we can focus on you and your renewing love.  Amidst our busy lives, help us to stop, focus, and rest in you and your promises.

God of new life:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

  1.      We pray for powerful healing for those whose bodies and spirits are weary and in pain,  especially those we name aloud or quietly at this time ..

 

In this coming week may we surround them with our care and love

God of new life:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

  1.      God, we thank you for the power or your Word;

– we thank you for making us uncomfortable about our lack of love and our lack of courage;

– we thank you for your Word which calls us back to you and your will;

– 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….

 

Help us to experience daily the power of your love.

God of new life:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

  1.      We pray for the power of renewed life that the land you have created will continue to give and sustain life of all kinds— for plants, animals and us as your people.

God of new life:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

  1.      We pray for the power to believe your promise of the resurrection for us and our loved ones.

God of new life:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

  1.   We lift our prayers to you, God of mercy, confident that all things are in your hands.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  AMEN.

 

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