Time after Pentecost (August 24, 2014)

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

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

With the prayer “God of new life” you are invited                                                                                            HEAR OUR PRAYER

  1. Gracious and merciful God. incline your ear and hear this morning our pleas for ourselves, our family, our church and the nations:

      A brief period of silence.

  1.  Lord of the church, remind us that though we are many with diverse gifts, we are one body in Christ.   Teach us to recognize the gifts of others and to use our grace-given gifts for the good of the church and our community.

God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

  1. Give a discerning spirit to our congregation and to all communities of faith as they prepare a Fall program for outreach ministries, for meaningful worship and for programs for families and youth. In particular we pray for our partner Anglican Church of Canada and for the congregations of our BC Synod:for Mount Zion Lutheran Church in New Westminster and their pastor, Marlys Moen; for Ascension Lutheran church in Nelson, as they seek to provide ministry in their community in the midst of their building program.   We pray also for Surrey Urban Mission in Surrey, their director, their volunteers and their people   Continue to empower each faith community to know the joy of serving you and your people.

God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

  1. Transform all nations by renewing the minds of their leaders and of their people. Help us and help our leaders to provide well trained and caring teachers and adequate educational opportunities for students of every age.

God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

  1. Stretch out your hand to preserve us from trouble, illness and poverty. We pray especially for those we name aloud or quietly at this time …

Help us in this coming week to recognize and respond to the needs of our neighbor.

God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER

  1. God, we thank you for how you continue to surprise us with your blessings:

– we thank you for the gift of faith and for the gift of faithful leaders;

– 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….

May our words and our actions reflect our gratitude for all of life.

God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

  1. Your spirit blows over all the wild places of this earth reminding us we are not in control. Motivate us to control our misuse of the land, sea and air.

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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