Time after Pentecost—August 2, 2015

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

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With the words “O, Life Force within us and beyond us,” you are invited to respond:

HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Gathered by the Spirit and fed by your word, we join our hearts and minds in prayer for your church, your world, and all the world.

A moment of silence

We pray for your church. Give us prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, and other who equip us all for ministry and build up the body of Christ.

O, Life Force within us and beyond us  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

We pray for the sustenance required by all creation to live, grow, and thrive. Send rain for the fields, streams, and oceans so that all life flourishes.

O, Life Force within us and beyond us  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

We pray for leaders around the world. Encourage them to lead with patience, humility, and gentleness that we all may have a fair chance in life.

O, Life Force within us and beyond us  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

We pray for refugees, families who are separated because of war or natural disasters, medical personnel, and emergency workers. We pray for all who are dying, hospitalized, or ill this day especially….

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

O, Life Force within us and beyond us  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

We pray for our congregation, that it warmly welcome all those you send to us. We pray for all visitors, and all those who seek a connection with community and for meaning in their lives.

O, Life Force within us and beyond us  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

We pray for our partnership with Anglican Church of Canada. We pray today especially for the congregations of our BC Synod, raising up Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran in Langley and Pastors Bradford Senften and Kristen Steele and Hope Shared Ministry in Mackenzie and Pastor Henry Dunbar.

O, Life Force within us and beyond us  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

We give thanks for all those who are joined to us in baptism and faith. Sustain us all in the life we share together in your name.

O, Life Force within us and beyond us  HEAR US AND BLESS US.

Into your hands, loving God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in the grace of Jesus our Saviour.  AMEN

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