November 6, 2016 – All Saints Sunday

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

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With the words, Let us pray, you are invited to respond Have mercy, Creator God.

Remembering that time is eternity for your saints in all times and places, we pray for the church, the world, and all of creation.

a brief silence

For the courage to change, grow, and be radically alive that our partnership with the Anglican Church of Canada shine light upon the society we share. Bless Bishop Logan, Bishop Greg and the congregations of our synod. For special blessings today upon Lutheran Church of the Cross in Victoria and Pastor Lyle McKenzie and Good Shepherd in Victoria and Pastor Guenther Sandl,

Let us pray

Have mercy, Creator God.

For the saints now gathered around you and spread throughout the world that people everywhere find meaning and work that uses their unique skills, and that people learn day by day what it is to be divinely loved and accepted,

Let us pray

Have mercy, Creator God.

For the abundance of creation and human creativity that all may work together for the well-being of the earth, humanity and our brother and sister species. And for everyone preparing for changing weather that we may protect and sustain the earth,

Let us pray

Have mercy, Creator God.

For the troubled and terrified, the poor and hungry, the abuser and abused, those who weep, and those suffering from malaria or any sickness that they might experience help and healing. We pray especially for those who have requested your care and strength (name those on the prayer list)

Let us pray

Have mercy, Creator God.

For those who lead music in this place and for all of us as we raise voices and lift our hearts to you, Divine Composer. For the newly baptized as they mark the beginning of their walk with you and for us all as we ponder our journey with you,

Let us pray

Have mercy, Creator God.

For all the saints as we gather at the river of your ever-moving, ever-nourishing love that all may know the peace promised by Christ within us, Christ among us,

Let us pray

Have mercy, Creator God.

Strong and Vulnerable One, we place our lives in your service, your words in our mouths, and your kindness in our actions. In the name of Jesus, who came from a small town and changed the world.

Amen

 

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