June 30, 2019 – Time after Pentecost

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 June 30, 2019 – Time After Pentecost

Burning with the flame of faith, we pray for all believers, the world, and those in need.

A moment of silence

To the words “O God, empower us to become fully human,” you are invited to respond “We are your people.”

Let us allow nothing to come between Jesus and our commitment to his ways and example of divine humanity. Make this commitment the living, beating heart of our faith community and our theology of encounter with every person we meet, every aspect of everyday life.

O God, empower us to become fully human. We are your people.

Let us walk through wilderness and desert, rain forests ad tundras, along the coasts of oceans, rivers, and stream. May we know this land as your beloved creation, as our treasured home. Open our  eyes to the wondrous growth in gardens and farmland, and let us burst forth with thanksgiving for those who tend the lands and the delicious food we will eat.

O God, empower us to become fully human. We are your people.

Let us celebrate our country, Canada, with its track record in international peace-keeping, its multi-cultural vision for its many peoples, and its peace. And make us fervent in our reconciling with Indigenous peoples, welcoming of more refugees and immigrants, and guarding ourselves against the forces of hatred, greed, exclusionary radicalism that could tarnish our future.

O God, empower us to become fully human. We are your people.

Give us the courage to name hate mongering and stand on the side of hearing and understanding the value of many perspectives. Help us to sort through the confusing information of our media age, and cling to the shared humanity of multiple ways of being and knowing. Chip away at our fear of the unknown through the power of the curiosity to find out.

O God, empower us to become fully human. We are your people.

Instil your holy presence into the bodies and minds of those seeking a better future, of homeless people needing a home and support, of those working in summer heat, of those suffering in body, mind, or spirit. We pray especially for those we name aloud or silently in our hearts.

(include those listed in the bulletin for prayers)

O God, empower us to become fully human. We are your people.

Make grace be embodied within our work 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 Good Shepherd in Coquitlam and Pastor Eric Krushel and King of Life in Coquitlam and Interim Pastor Katalin Janko.

O God, empower us to become fully human. We are your people. 

Renew us with summer travel, visits with family and friends, and celebrations that mark events that furnish our lives with memory and meaning. Let us translate that renewal into greater energy for being your people in the world, for becoming more and more people that spread grace and compassion through the days and ways of their lives.

O God, empower us to become fully human. We are your people.

Fill us with gratitude as our prayers lift up like sweet incense. AMEN.

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