May 19, 2019 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

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 May 19, 2019 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

Prayers of Intercession

            (Year C)

               May 19, 2019

Trusting in the renewal of life all around us, we pray for all believers, the world, and those in need.

A moment of silence

To the words “Let us come to you in child-like wonder” you are invited to respond “Hear our prayer.”

Move within your church and make our baptism come alive in a renewed commitment to build community, worship together, share our faith, serve others, and work for justice and peace. Enable us to seek and find the creativity you have written into our DNA that we may find new approaches to old challenges, personally and socially.

Let us come to you in child-like wonder. Hear our prayer.

Let us celebrate and seek to preserve the diversity of life on earth. Inspire us to preserve and protect the habitats of endangered and threatened species. Turn our attention to the rising sun, the moon lighting the night, and the rhythms of tides and seasons that resonate deep within us, as we are one with this earth from which we came and to which we shall go.

Let us come to you in child-like wonder. Hear our prayer.

Continue to renew our energy for pushing our democratic nation into justice and shared wealth. Encourage us with the wisdom that democracy is a difficult way to run a country—until you consider the other options. Stand beside police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other first responders as they handle crisis after crisis—and give them what they need to process the trauma they see and experience on behalf of others.

Let us come to you in child-like wonder. Hear our prayer.

Let us feel moved by support and strength in times of sickness and difficulty that is you standing beside us, walking alongside us, holding our hands. Let those who weep find release from stress and hope to carry on. Restore health and wholeness to those we name aloud or silently within our hearts.

(include those listed in the bulletin for prayers)

Let us come to you in child-like wonder. Hear our prayer.

Thank you for the power of hospitality and bless those who cheerfully greet, welcome, help, and serve others in their daily work and in daily life. Let us reach out to our neighbours, making slow and consistent inroads to building community creating connections in the place we call home.

Let us come to you in child-like wonder. Hear our prayer.

Create increasing connection 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 Grace in Victoria and Interim Pastor Lenora Grauer, Mount Olive in Surrey and Pastor Peter Hanson, and for prison ministries and their chaplains.

Let us come to you in child-like wonder. Hear our prayer.

Let us bask in the image that, in Easter, comes the tender and reciprocal marriage between divinity and humanity. May we feel a festive joy in this constant dance between lover and beloved, in the circle of love forever moving around and through us.

Let us come to you in child-like wonder. Hear our prayer.

We pray all this in the name of Jesus, who welcomes us into the bright light and power of Easter. AMEN.

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