Time after Pentecost (July 6, 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. O God, strengthen, guide and empower your church in its mission of outreach. Where it is timid, raise up leaders to challenge us; where it is proud, raise up leaders to teach us the gift of humility; where it is discouraged fill us with your spirit of inner strength and peace.

God of new life:   HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

  1. We pray for this congregation, for our neighboring communities of faith; for our partner Anglican Church of Canada and for the congregations of our BC Synod;in particular we pray for Benediction Lutheran Church in Delta and their interim pastor, Dave Lefsrud; and for Trinity Lutheran Church in in Delta and their pastor, Jennifer Wilson. Continue to call individuals in all faith communities into a life of service within the church, within their community and beyond their community.

God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

  1. Creator God, the earth groans when we do not treat it with loving care. Forgive us for caring more about our immediate needs than the long term health of the planet. Give us the courage to advocate daily for the health of your creation.

God of new life:   HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

  1. God you are our constant source of hope. For the many people who are in pain today, and for the many who are sharing the pain of their loved ones, give them healing and encouragement. We pray especially for those we name aloud or quietly at this time…

 

Give us hearts of compassion in our individual ministry in this coming week.

God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

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

– we thank you for the comfort we receive from your Word and from our friends;

– 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.  As you walked with Abram and Sarah, the magi and all who follow your call, protect those who are traveling today—the pilots, truckers, cab drivers and train engineers. Whether they are at work or on vacation, bring all back safety to their homes and to their loved ones.

God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

  1. Thank you for those who through their words and their deeds have encouraged us in a life of faith and love. May the promise of the resurrection sustain all who trust in you.

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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