Time after Pentecost—June 7, 2015

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

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With the words “Lord, in the majesty of your mercy,” you are invited to respond:

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Trusting the changes the Spirit makes within us all, we pray for the church, the world, and every small mite of creation–including the insects of summertime.

A moment of silence

Turn our souls to the warmth of your presence and fill our nostrils with the incense of deepest compassion and love. Open our hearts to the pastors and prophets who move our feet to dance in holy awe.

Lord, in the majesty of your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Move our hands to plant and water, and to bask in the glory that is all things that grow to nourish more and more abundant life on this planet. Open our mouths to spew a peace more powerful than hate, and speak a voice of brother, of sister, to those we meet on the roads we walk.

Lord, in the majesty of your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Make our yes, yes, and our no, no, as we demand good governance in cities and towns, on reserves and in municipalities. Let us stand and say no to the violence of hate and lack of understanding.

Lord, in the majesty of your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Give us the courage to be present with those who are abused, addicted, broken-hearted, and ill. Comfort us and all those who mourn and face their own death or that of those we know and love. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

Lord, in the majesty of your mercy,

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Empower us with a love that hears and hurts, and reconciles people in this faith community, in divided families, and in all ministries in need of renewal.

Lord, in the majesty of your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Teach us how to reach into our community through our partnership with Anglican Church of Canada and through the congregations of our BC Synod, especially Grace Lutheran Church in Burnaby and Pastor Nathan Fong and Mount Zion Lutheran in Smithers.

Lord, in the majesty of your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Hold in our hearts the meaning of saints who have inspired and taught us. We remember especially Seattle, chief of the Duwamish Confederacy. Joined in the baptism of water and your fiery spirit, we look to the Christ of our deepest longings.

Lord, in the majesty of your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Receive these prayers and those that move formless and fathomless in the very depths of our being. We commit all this to you, calling on the name of Jesus, our brother and guide.  AMEN

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