November 20, 2016 – Christ the King

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

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With the words, Dear servant-king of our souls, you are invited to respond Hear our prayer.

Trusting life and death as two blooms on one stem, we pray for the church, the world, and all of creation.

a brief silence

Make our servants in your image in our partnership with the Anglican Church of Canada. Bless Bishop Logan, Bishop Greg and the congregations of our synod. Today we pray especially for Grace in Dawson Creek and Pastor Terry Martin (interim), Deo Lutheran in Salmon Arm and Pastor Erik Bjorgan, and for our Global Mission Companion, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Peru.

Dear servant-king of our lives,

Hear our prayer.

You are source, substance, and sustenance in our lives. Fill our mouths with words of hope and good cheer that we may be part of creating community in and beyond our church

You, dear servant-king of our souls,

Hear our prayer.

You give us a bountiful world in which there is a time and season for everything. Turning seasons, powerful tides, and birds migrating their pathways remind us that this is a world to be cherished and nourished for generations to come.

Dear servant-king of our souls,

Hear our prayer.

You minister to our brokenness in mind and body, heart and soul. Use us, with our skills and our silence, our actions and our love, to minister to those around us. We pray especially for those who have requested your care and strength (name those on the prayer list)

Dear servant-king of our souls,

Hear our prayer.

You are the author of true justice. Inspire our law-makers to inscribe truth and fairness into our laws, and enable our police officers, lawyers, and courts to administer them as they are intended.

Dear servant-king of our souls,

Hear our prayer.

You are mother, the living water coursing through our bodies and nourishing our tissues. Bless those living with HIV/AIDS, and help prevention and treatment to limit this systemic illness.

Dear servant-king of our souls,

Hear our prayer.

May we look at the mountain and say, “I am part of it”; at the morning mists, and say, “I am part of it”; at the wolverine in the wild, and say, “I am part of it.” In the name of the beginning and ending of all things, alpha and omega.

Amen

 

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