October 30, 2016 – Reformation Sunday

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

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With the words, You who renew the church in every time and place, you are invited to respond Hear our prayer.

Celebrating the Reformation that changed the face of Christianity, we seek renewal for our age throughout the church, the world, and all of creation.

a brief silence

Righteous One, write love into our actions as we partner with the Anglican Church of Canada. Bless Bishop Logan, Bishop Greg and the congregations of our synod. We pray especially today for St. Peter Estonian in Vancouver and Pastor Algur Kaerma and Peace in Vernon and Pastor David Hunter.

You who renew the church in every time and place

Hear our prayer.

Earth-maker, help us to see your power and goodness in mountain heights and sea depths, in rushing rivers and tangled woodlands, and in every corner of creation. Involve us in the loving care of creation for our children and their children.

You who renew the church in every time and place

Hear our prayer.

Source of hope, give us the energy and passion to resist war as a way of solving problems. Make yourself visible among those suffering atrocities around the globe, especially Syria and the unsettled Middle East. Help us to heal the wrongs done to our own indigenous peoples.

You who renew the church in every time and place

Hear our prayer.

Great God, help us to see that true strength is in healing and compassion. Help us to participate in your world by reaching out even when we hurt. Bless those who struggle as we say their names now, aloud or within our hearts. We pray especially for those who have requested your care and strength (name those on the prayer list)

You who renew the church in every time and place

Hear our prayer.

God of kept promises, help us recall and remember your care and inspiration throughout the life of our congregation. Help us to embody hope and courage as ours as our faith community works like yeast amidst our wider community.

You who renew the church in every time and place

Hear our prayer.

God of eternity, believers and saints of all time gather around us and support us in our lives of faith. Help us to see you in faces and lives of people past and present who inspire us to be your people.

You who renew the church in every time and place

Hear our prayer.

We place all our hopes and dreams into your arms surrounding us with love and care. In your holy trinity of father, son, and spirit,

Amen

 

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