July 3, 2016 – Time After Pentecost

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

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With the words, Lord of relaxation and rejuvenation, you are invited to respond Hear our prayer.

As people given grace and gratitude, we pray for our church, for those in need, and for all of creation.

a brief silence

Lord of Spirit, Lord of Sacred Mystery, you have reached out to people in all times and all places. They have called you by many names: Yahweh, Allah, Goddess, El-shaddai, Sophia, Buddha, Christ, Creator Spirit. Enable us to call upon your name and your blessing into the world, especially together with our partner Anglican Church of Canada, Bishop Logan, Bishop Greg and the congregations of our synod. We pray especially today for Benediction in Delta and Pastor Thomas Keeley and Trinity Lutheran in Delta and Pastor Jennifer Wilson.

Lord of relaxation and rejuvenation

Hear our prayer.

Gentle Grower, send us as labourers into the fields to seed love and compassion, courage and goodwill until we see the harvest of full humanity. Call us to begin each day with a listing of things that bend our knees with gratitude. With thankfulness, let us reach out to others whose road is difficult.

Lord of relaxation and rejuvenation

Hear our prayer.

Creator God, fill our skies with sunshine and rain that food may be bountiful and flowers fill us with wonder and thanksgiving. Open our ears to your spirit moving upon the land in wind, thunder, lightning, and the wonder of nighttime skies.

Lord of relaxation and rejuvenation

Hear our prayer.

Holy Wisdom, you remind us that we become what we focus on, that we reap what we sow–as individuals and as nations. Call our leaders to plant seeds of justice, of fairness, and plenty for all its citizens. Remind us of the greatness of our immigrant country, as we remember the Canada Day just past.

Lord of relaxation and rejuvenation

Hear our prayer.

Healer of All, we pray for fairness among all our citizens. Make us people always on the side of the needy: for safe and affordable housing, for food, for all that sustains the human life you wish for all your children. 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)

Lord of relaxation and rejuvenation

Hear our prayer.

Holy Friend, bear our burdens and inspire us, in turn, to bear those of others. Make relationship a holy calling for us all, that family, friends, and neighbours see in us the face of divine acceptance and hospitality.

Lord of relaxation and rejuvenation

Hear our prayer.

God of Eternity, you hold all your saints close and hold up the example of those, living and dead, who have influenced us in our walk of faith now and forever.

Lord of relaxation and rejuvenation

Hear our prayer.

In the name of God–the divine one in three, three in one–who wraps us in love.

Amen

 

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