July 7, 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 July 7, 2019 – Time After Pentecost

Sending forth our prayers wafting up like sweet incense, we pray for all believers, the world, and those in need.

A moment of silence

To the words “Cover us in the cloak of your love,” you are invited to respond “We are your people.”

Fill us and your church with an engaged spirituality that ever seeks you and makes your presence known through our action in the world. Let us make a joyful noise as we worship, giving thanks for pastors and musicians, teachers and leaders, and all church ministries that embrace your reign of peace.

Cover us in the cloak of your love. We are your people.

Make our hearts reverberate with the rhythms of the earth: raise our faces to receive refreshing rain; feel the rumble of thunderstorms and the warmth of sunshine; experience calm gazing at ripples on water and waves breaking. Fill us with passion to preserve and protect these wonders that sustain us.

Cover us in the cloak of your love. We are your people.

Move us to embody the hospitality and hunger for righteousness that speaks to our leaders at all levels of government. Let us be a profound and persistent witness to the kind of society we seek as people of faith. Spread the message of abundance: there is indeed enough for all if we choose to distribute wealth equitably.

Cover us in the cloak of your love. We are your people.

Bless holiday times and summer visits with family and friends that we are refreshed and made ready for life’s continuing challenges. Include in our holidays, time for reflection and contemplation—for those things that enable us to know you more and more as the centre of our lives.

Cover us in the cloak of your love. We are your people.

Turn our hearts towards those who are ill and those who tend to them; those who are down and out that they may flourish; and those suffering from malaria, zika, and other serious illnesses re-emerging as vaccinations lapse. We pray especially for those we name aloud or silently in our hearts.

(include those listed in the bulletin for prayers)

Cover us in the cloak of your love. We are your people.

Increase our interfaith dialogue, especially that 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 Benediction in Delta and Pastor Thomas Keeley and Trinity in Delta and Pastor Jennifer Wilson.

Cover us in the cloak of your love. We are your people.

Bring to our minds good memories of the people of faith who have nurtured our own belief and trust in you. We honour the stories of all your saints, and commemorate Nathan Söderblom (ZAY-der-blom), Bishop of Uppsala, a Swedish theologian, ecumenist, and social activist who received the Nobel Prize for Peace. He combined profound observance of Christian worship combined with social action, which led to the formation of the World Council of Churches.

Cover us in the cloak of your love. We are your people.

We praise you, love you, and implore you in the Jesus’ name. AMEN.

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