Third Sunday in Lent—March 8, 2015

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

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 With the words “Lord of compassion and forgiveness,” you are invited to respond:

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

A moment of silence

Through the good and bad, the doubts and the faith, we move though life’s journey with faithful people everywhere, through the world, and among all the people you love.

Lord of compassion and forgiveness,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Give our church leaders vision and courage that they spread good news, reach into the hearts of those who hurt, and continue your work of redemption and reconciliation.

Lord of compassion and forgiveness,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Nourish our spirits with increasing light each day, the signs of spring, and the promise of summer sun and sweet warm nights.

Lord of compassion and forgiveness,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Help us to trust that you will work through our presence in a suffering world, speak through our voices, and hold dear our neighbours. We pray especially for our partner Anglican Church of Canada. We pray for the congregations of our BC Synod: Our Redeemer Lutheran in Penticton and Pastor Curtis Aguirre and for Trinity Church in Port Alberni and Pastor George Pell.

Lord of compassion and forgiveness,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Help us to learn from the story of Jesus how to walk with the wounded, sit with the weeping, and trust that you desert no one. We pray especially for those we name aloud or quietly in our heart….

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Lord of compassion and forgiveness,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Bless our worshipping community and our efforts to care for one another and welcome newcomers into our midst. Help us to find new and deeper ways to experience the life of faith and mission to others.

Lord of compassion and forgiveness,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We place our sufferings and strivings, our hopes for healing and strength, into your hands, in the name of Jesus our brother and companion. AMEN

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