February 17, 2019 – Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

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

We invite you to include the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Bishops of your region in your prayers.

Anglican Bishops:

  • Bishop Logan McMenamie, Diocese of British Columbia
  • ArchBishop Melissa Skelton, Diocese of New Westminster
  • Bishop David Lehmann, Diocese of Caledonia
  • Bishop David Lehmann, Diocese of Kootenay
  • Bishop Barbara Andrews, Diocese of The Territory of the People

Roman Catholic Bishops:

  • Archdiocese of Vancouver – Archbishop Michael Miller
  • Diocese of Kamloops – Bishop Joseph Nguyen
  • Diocese of Nelson – Bishop Robert Bourgon
  • Diocese of Prince George – Bishop Stephen Jensen
  • Diocese of Victoria – Bishop Gary Gordon

Prayers for February 17, 2019 –Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Trusting in your love and support, we pray that we may seek you and the changes you bring to our lives, as we plead for the life of the faithful, the world, and all those in need.

A moment of silence

Author of sacred mystery, shake up our comfortable assumptions so that we can see you, your church, and your world in a new way. Make us part of a radical re-creation of the dual creed of capitalism and globalism. Make our local church part of the up close and personal contact essential to true humanity.

 “Unleash in us the unruly power of love” We are your people.

Author of sacred mystery, move the powers that be to ensure that the safe and abundant water we assume to be standard in Canada extends to all Indigenous lands. Let us learn from our First Nations peoples the thankful reciprocity that needs to exist between our use of resources and our respect for them and their chance to regenerate.

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“Unleash in us the unruly power of love” We are your people.

Author of sacred mystery, move among the many nations of the world that we come to appreciate and respect diversity, and find ways to live together amicably on a planet overburdened by increasing population demanding resources and opportunities.

“Unleash in us the unruly power of love” We are your people.

Author of sacred mystery, teach us how to learn the hard lessons of health challenges and estrangement within our circles of family and friends. Enable us to know your presence in times of darkness and personal agony. We pray especially for those we name aloud or in our hearts.

(include those listed in the bulletin for prayers)

“Unleash in us the unruly power of love” We are your people.  

Author of sacred mystery, move among our congregation as we seek to live out our calling as your people in an increasingly secular world. Teach us ways to love and create meaning as we move among those who do not acknowledge the faith and truths that we cling closely to our breasts.

 “Unleash in us the unruly power of love” We are your people.

Author of sacred mystery, teach us creativity as we work in partnership with the Anglican Church of Canada and Bishop (name bishop in your region), the Roman Catholic churches and Bishop (name bishop in your area) and our own Bishop Greg. We offer prayers for the churches of our synod, especially Hope in Nanaimo and Pastor Terry Richardson and all institutions caring for elderly people and those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

“Let us bask in the beauty of your holiness” Hear our prayer

Author of sacred mystery, may we celebrate the advances made by Martin Luther in his time and context. Infuse in us the passion and novel thinking that can advance your work in our own time and place, avoiding the repetition of past mistakes and misunderstandings.

“Unleash in us the unruly power of love” We are your people.

We seal all the prayers of our deepest beings in the promise and example of Jesus, a simple preacher and teacher from Galilee. AMEN.

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