Time after Pentecost—October 4, 2015

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

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With the words “You turn us toward the vulnerability of love,” you are invited to respond:

HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Made fully human in Christ, we pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation.

A moment of silence

Compassionate God, stop us in our very tracks when we turn toward the noisiness and chaos of life without love, without patience, and without thought. Help to spread peace and reconciliation by our very presence in the world.

You turn us toward the vulnerability of love, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Strengthen the bonds between humans and the animals who work them: on farms, in households, in therapy, and in emergency situations. Teach us to honour and value all animals and the varied life on our planet.

You turn us toward the vulnerability of love, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Move among us with your spirit of relationships. Help us to build nourishing relationships and resist the tendencies to isolate ourselves and hive off our emotions. Make our church a place where people might know welcome and solace.

You turn us toward the vulnerability of love, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lift you all those who bend or become broken from times of crisis or prolonged suffering. We pray especially for those we name aloud or within ourselves.

(Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

You turn us toward the vulnerability of love, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Bless our partnership with Anglican Church of Canada. Make things flourish in the congregations of our BC Synod, especially St. Paul Shared Ministry in Barriere, Trinity Shared Ministry in Clearwater and Pastor Brian Krushel and Spirit of Life Lutheran in Vancouver and Pastor Clifford Reinhardt.

You turn us toward the vulnerability of love, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Fill to overflowing our daily lives, their trials and temptations, their constant need for hope and thanksgiving.

You turn us toward the vulnerability of love, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Gather our concerns into the wellspring of your mercy. In the name of the light that was, that is, and is to come. AMEN.

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