Lectionary 32 (November 9, 2014)

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 “God of new life” you are invited to respond

1. Remembering the saints who have gone before us and giving thanks for God’s many blessings, we pray for the church, those in need and all of God’s creation

A brief period of silence.

2. Rouse all congregations and all faith communities into a renewed life of dedication and commitment. In particular we pray for our partner Anglican Church of Canada, and for the congregations in our B.C. Synod: for Lutheran Church of the Cross in Victoria, and their pastor, Lyle McKenzie, for Good Shepherd Lutheran church in Victoria and their pastor, Guenther Sandl; and for Oakridge Lutheran Church in Vancouver as today Dorothy Chu is installed and ordained. May all faith communities small and great be blessed with people willing to serve and support the church’s ministry.
God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

3. Righteous Teacher guide the members of this congregation that they would in all circumstances encourage one another with caring words and deeds.
God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

4. Word of life, you spoke and brought this good creation into being. Guide our actions and our decisions so that the world’s resources be renewed and protected.
God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

5. Judge of the nations, guide our leaders and their people to bring down barriers of distrust so that all people would know peace and security.

God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

7. Healer of our every ill, teach us to be watchful for people who need care and understanding especially those who are often overlooked. We pray for those who are lonely, suffering from addiction or broken relationships and those who are ill and in pain. We pray particularly for those we name aloud or quietly at this time….

May all who are in need know our patience and care.
God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

8. Lord, you are the giver of all good gifts

  • as we approach Remembrance Day we give you thanks for all those who in the past and in the present have been willing to serve their country;
  • we thank you for the spouses, the children and the parents who, despite their anxiety, willingly supported those who chose to risk their lives for the sake of others;
  • we thank you at this time 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….
    God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

9. Eternal One, we give you thanks for all those whose memories remain precious to us. Grant us one day to know the full measure of your eternal life.
God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

10. Receive our prayers and hopes, Good Shepherd and bring us safely into the eternal life of joy and peace through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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