Fourth Sunday of Easter—April 26, 2015

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

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With the words “Author of Hope and Healing,” you are invited to respond:


Confident that Easter breathes into us compassion and hope, we pray for the church, the world, and those in need.

A moment of silence

Give us strength and will to support our bishops, pastors, and lay professionals and those who teach the gospel in seminaries, colleges, and universities that we may all come to feel your presence guiding our paths.

Author of Hope and Healing,  HAVE MERCY ON US.

Fill us with the joy of this world we inhabit and give us time to revel in the outdoors and marvel at the solace it gives us and the view of your face behind it all.

Author of Hope and Healing,  HAVE MERCY ON US.

Enable us to talk with and engage the leaders we elect to rule our land that they be moved by our best hopes and dreams. Teach us to be loving, and demand loving and just, ways to organize our life together in the countryside, in towns, and in cities.

Author of Hope and Healing,  HAVE MERCY ON US.

Move within the hearts our families and friends, those absent from worship, and those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, that we all know a love that connects and keeps us together.

Author of Hope and Healing,  HAVE MERCY ON US.

Move into the thoughts of all who suffer, especially those living with HIV/AIDS, those in prison, and those who feel the weight of hopelessness, that they feel your spirit rustling through their days. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts….

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Author of Hope and Healing,  HAVE MERCY ON US.

Smile upon our partnership with the Anglican Church of Canada deep and bless the congregations of our BC Synod: Oakridge Lutheran in Vancouver and Pastor Dorothy Chu and Redeemer Lutheran in Vancouver and Pastor John Gram.

Author of Hope and Healing,  HAVE MERCY ON US.

God of our todays and our tomorrows, open our eyes more and more to what it means to be human, to be whole. Trusting in the empty cross, we turn our hearts and minds to Jesus, in whose name we pray. AMEN

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