Transfiguration of our Lord, Last Sunday of Epiphany—February 15, 2015

The following prayers have been adapted for congregational use by Rebecca Garber

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With the words “Oh, God of holy changes” you are invited to respond:

 HEAR OUR PRAYER.

A moment of silence

Called to be constancy and courage in a troubled world, we turn our hearts and minds toward faithful people everywhere, the world, and people with varied needs.

Oh, God of holy changes,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Blessed are you for calling us out of fear and darkness and into your life-changing presence. Our world regenerates as the longer days remind us of the sun’s energy animating life as we know it.

Oh, God of holy changes,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Blessed are you for teaching us the beauty of the earth and how to care for it so that forests grow anew, gardens come back, and resources are replenished. Use our creativity to care for our habitat.

Oh, God of holy changes,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Blessed are you for showing us old and new ways to love one another and greet friends and strangers with compassion. We pray especially for our partner Anglican Church of Canada. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Emmanuel Lutheran in Surrey and Pastor Henry Guo and Hope Lutheran in Nanaimo and Pastor Terry Richardson.

Oh, God of holy changes,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Blessed are you for your special affection to those who are ill and suffering. lonely and fearful, forgotten and broken. We pray especially for those we name aloud or quietly in our heart….

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Oh, God of holy changes,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Blessed are you for choosing young and old to do your work in the world, whether or not goodness is done in your name. Nourish the people gathered here that they may be strengthened to do right and true things as you have taught.

Oh, God of holy changes,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

May each day open like a book we cannot wait to read. Open our hearts and minds to your love and care, in the name of Christ whose tenderness knows no limits. AMEN

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