August 25, 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 Lynne McNaughton , 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 August 25, 2019 – Time After Pentecost

As fragile creatures solely dependent upon you, we pray for all believers, the world, and those in need.

A moment of silence

To the words “In a new beginning on the far side of fear,” you are invited to respond “We praise you. Alleluia.”

Made yours in baptism and nourished by bread and wine, we claim your compassion as our way of living in the world. Raise up your church and each of us as believers to offer healing and forgiveness to all those who are lost and who are in distress.

In a new beginning on the far side of fear. We praise you. Alleluia.

Rejoicing in all creation, we claim animals and insects, mountains and stones, rivers and oceans

as brothers and sisters in this world we share. May water continue to nourish all life, and make us play a role in ensuring its availability to everyone, from those on native reserves in our own land to those who travel great distances to fetch water. Bless scientists and artists, writers and ecologists who increase our understanding of the complexity of our globe.

In a new beginning on the far side of fear. We praise you. Alleluia.

Remind us of the vision of Revelation as resurrection being life in a city. Bless our increasingly urban world—its streets and walls, its supplies of food and water, its efforts to build inter-connected lives of community ruled by leaders unable to refuse the people’s cries for justice and peace. Bless all those who make it so.

In a new beginning on the far side of fear. We praise you. Alleluia.

Make us participate fully in your preferential option for the poor and oppressed. Today we call especially for freedom for those in bondage to substances, gambling, and other addiction; for those victimized by human trafficking; and for those penalized as they seek safety and better futures for themselves and their families.

In a new beginning on the far side of fear. We praise you. Alleluia.

When Jesus calls the bent woman a daughter of Abraham and Sarah, he affirms respect and inclusion for all those crippled by disability, deformities, and disease. Inspire us to demand accessibility for all and use us to reach out to those who are frail and ill. We pray for those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts.

(include those listed in the bulletin for prayers)

In a new beginning on the far side of fear. We praise you. Alleluia.

Unite us with faithful people everywhere, and bless 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 Ascension in Nelson, Mount Zion in New Westminster and Pastor Marlys Moen, and Surrey Urban Mission Society and Director Mike Musgrove.

In a new beginning on the far side of fear. We praise you. Alleluia.

You raise up witnesses, prophets, and inspiring leaders in every generation. Open our eyes to their presence among us and our ears to their message that we may be changed and thus change the world.

In a new beginning on the far side of fear. We praise you. Alleluia.

Immortal, invisible, God only wise, to you we pray. AMEN.

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