September 15, 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 September 15, 2019 – Time After Pentecost

Seeking all that grows love within us, we pray for all believers, the world, and those in need.

A moment of silence

To the words “Open our eyes to the face of God everywhere,” you are invited to respond “Hear us and bless us.”

Teach us how to support pastors, deacons, missionaries, and all church leaders in their work and bless their self-care. May your good news leach out into the world beyond our church doors and into every facet of our lives.

Open our eyes to the face of God everywhere. Hear us and bless us.

Teach us how to participate in the preservation of natural habitats and biospheres, especially in the face of natural disasters and unnatural meddling by human activity. Restore balance to deserts; rivers, oceans, and aquifers; polar regions; and temperate zones.

Open our eyes to the face of God everywhere. Hear us and bless us.

Needle the consciences of peoples, nations, and governments that they become compelled to seek the ways of justice, compassion, and peace. Lead us away from our idolatries, from all those preoccupations that keep us from being fearless, generous, and connected with others.

Open our eyes to the face of God everywhere. Hear us and bless us.

Strengthen those who help people in crisis: firefighters, police officers, hospital workers, chaplains, paramedics, and staff members in rehab centers and women’s shelters. Give them wisdom and compassion, and fill them up when the demands of their work deplete their peace of mind.

Open our eyes to the face of God everywhere. Hear us and bless us.

Show the way to all those who have lost their way. Join us with you in giving warm welcome to outsiders and eccentrics—even when they disrupt us with some of their ways. Give insight and strength to those who are sick and dying. Make us part of ensuring that they never face their trials alone. We pray for those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts.

(include those listed in the bulletin for prayers)

Open our eyes to the face of God everywhere. Hear us and bless us.

Move us into dialogue with other faiths and continue our conversation 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 Faith in Powell River and Our Saviour’s in Prince George and Pastor Fleming Blishen.

Open our eyes to the face of God everywhere. Hear us and bless us.

Make us joyful in the face of a God sweeping and sweeping, trying to find the lost coins. May  each of us be found by this determined love that changes us if we only allow it in all its power and glory.

Open our eyes to the face of God everywhere Hear us and bless us.

We are praying in the light of God, in the name of the Christ. AMEN.

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