Christ the King; Last Sunday after Pentecost (November 23, 2014)

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

“A reminder that this is the last prayers (on Christ the King Sunday)  I will regularly be offering to you—I grieve to tell you.  Thank all of you for your encouragement over the years.”

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

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

  1. Remembering the promise you have given to your saints, and giving thanks for our many blessings, we pray for the church, those in need and all of God’s creation

      A brief period of silence.

  1. May the members of all congregation and all faith communities be found to be faithful in the use of their time, their talents and their treasures   In particular we pray for the members of our partner Anglican Church of Canada, and for the fourteen congregations of our companion synod in Peru.   And we pray for the members of the congregations in our B.C. Synod: 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 serve that congregation.   May all communities of faith be examples of courage and of hope.
  2. God of new life: HEAR OUR PRAYER.
  1. We pray for our care of creation, that we resist the temptation to use it wastefully and that we seek opportunities to use our water and all our earthly resources wisely.

God of new life:   HEAR OUR PRAYER.

  1. We pray for all nations of the world—their leaders and their people–that they come to the knowledge that reconciliation and peace brings plenty and new life for all.

God of new life:   HEAR OUR PRAYER.

  1. We pray for our brothers and sisters in any need, suffering from loneliness, anxiety, addictions or ill health of any kind. We pray in particular for those we name aloud or quietly at this time…

Help us in this coming week to recognize and bind up with our caring words and deeds the wounds of those who are hurting.

God of new life:   HEAR OUR PRAYER.

  1. Lord, you are the giver of all good gifts which we have received in the past and which we continue to receive:
  • on this Christ the Kind Sunday we especially thank you for the hope to which you have called us and for the riches of the glorious inheritance we have in Jesus Christ;
  • we thank you for your Word of life which reminds us to be active in our care for the sick, the imprisoned and those who lack basic human needs;
  • 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

  1. We thank you for the blessed gifts of saintly lives who in the past and in the present have inspired us to be witnesses to your love.

God of new life:   HEAR OUR PRAYER.

  1. 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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