June 5, 2016 – Time after Pentecost

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

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With the words, God of eternal love and resourcefulness, you are invited to respond Hear our prayer.

As people risen to new life in Christ, we pray for our church, for those in need, and for the all creation.

a brief silence

Lead us ever forward in the compassion of your spirit. Link our hearts and hands together as we seek to love others as we love ourselves. Make compassion visible in our communion with our partner Anglican Church of Canada, Bishop Logan, Bishop Greg and the congregations of our synod. We pray especially today for Grace Lutheran in Burnaby and Pastor Nathan Fong and Mount Zion in Smithers.

God of eternal love and resourcefulness

Hear our prayer

Place our feet firmly on this earth that we may stay grounded. Open our hands to the heavens that we might grab grace and vision. Make our cities, suburbs, small towns, and all communities places from which people’s needs for belonging and meaning can be met.

God of eternal love and resourcefulness

Hear our prayer

Infect us with joy and spontaneity that spills over into our community. Make us part of the vitality of the place where we live–through kindness to friends and strangers, through our volunteering, through fairness in all our business dealings.

God of eternal love and resourcefulness

Hear our prayer

Teach us contentment in the ordinary and gratitude for good health. Turn gratitude into strength to endure sickness and aging. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in the depths of our being. Bless those who have requested your care and strength (name those on the prayer list)

God of eternal love and resourcefulness

Hear our prayer

Make yourself known to us through this faith community that we care for one another. Help us to move beyond doctrinal differences that distract us from the one life we share with you and all the saints. We pray especially for our sadness at the congregations and families who have chosen to leave our church, here and across and Canada. Bless us all as we seek to be your witness in society.

God of eternal love and resourcefulness

Hear our prayer

Our spiritual legacy lives on and on, written in people’s hearts and held in your heart. Today we remember Noah Seattle, chief of the Suquamish tribe, who chose to live and work in peace with incoming white settlers in the 19th century.

God of eternal love and resourcefulness

Hear our prayer

You are one God, now and forever, together with Jesus the son and with the spirit.

Amen

 

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