Time after Pentecost—October 11, 2015

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

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 With the words “In your mercy and majesty,” you are invited to respond:


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

A moment of silence

God of the eternity now and forevermore, make your word come alive to us this day and all days that we may learn it, live it, and love it as real and redemptive. May we see the Christ in ourselves, in our friends and family, and in neighbours and strangers.

In your mercy and majesty: HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Reclaim lands and waters polluted through human use, neglect, and greed. So inspire human creativity that we find and employ ways to return the world to wholeness and plenty even as its population needs more and more to survive.

In your mercy and majesty:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Establish justice and fairness through the work of judges, juries, and officers of the court. Bless them and enable them to offer good service as citizens face hearings and trials.

In your mercy and majesty:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 May all those who suffer experience pain and sadness feel the warmth of your light, through healing, through companionship, through hope. We pray especially for those we name aloud or within ourselves.

 (Include those listed in the bulletin for prayer)

With your mercy and majesty  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Bring goodness to our partnership with Anglican Church of Canada. Make things flourish in the congregations of our BC Synod, especially Dunbar Lutheran in Vancouver and Pastor Thomas Keeley and our highly over-worked and ever-patient Synod staff.

In your mercy and majesty:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Help us to feel our place in the thousands of years long migration of holy people on this planet. May we give thanks to those who lived the legacy forward to us, and may be equally fervent in passing it on to upcoming generations.

In your mercy and majesty:  HEAR OUR PRAYER.

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

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