September 22, 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 22, 2019 – Time After Pentecost

Knowing that by your grace our needs are met, we pray for all believers, the world, and those in need.

A moment of silence

To the words “God, become the place where we rest and rejuvenate,” you are invited to respond “Hear our prayer.”

Immortal One, you were forever born, all-powerful, all wise before the daystar appeared in the sky. Be reborn moment by moment in our hearts through everyday experiences. Remind us always of the power of relationship, of thoughtful encounter with the Divine, with other people, with nature, and with books and ideas.

God, become the place where we rest and rejuvenate. Hear our prayer.

Great Spirit, from whom all life comes, make us take time each day to marvel at our earth: the hummingbirds flitting about, trees swaying in the wind, cold water slaking our thirst. In this time of migration, bless and keep birds, animals, and insects as they journey through air, sea, or on the ground as they have throughout millennia.

God, become the place where we rest and rejuvenate. Hear our prayer.

Wise One, all nations need your power and the will to rule as you would. Save us from the corruption of greed and oppression of the poor that can accompany wealth, prosperity, and a sense of privilege. Make us humble, creative, and careful stewards of the gifts given to us, that they may serve you more and more effectively.

God, become the place where we rest and rejuvenate. Hear our prayer.

Mothering God, bless our family life—both our biological relatives and our “logical families”—those kindred souls with whom we build lifelong, sustaining relationships. Bless couples struggling with infertility and women experiencing difficult pregnancies. Strengthen families of all varieties: foster parents and fostered children, adopted children and their parents, single parents, and extended families living together.

God, become the place where we rest and rejuvenate. Hear our prayer.

Healing God, however it may sometimes feel, you raise up those who have been brought low and those who have been forgotten. Grant your joy and comfort to those who are ill, especially those whose chronic conditions create unending challenges. We pray for those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts.

(include those listed in the bulletin for prayers)

God, become the place where we rest and rejuvenate. Hear our prayer.

God of Dialogue, 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 St. Paul’s in Prince Rupert and Pastor Diana Edis and Our Saviour in Richmond and Pastor Christoph Reiners.

God, become the place where we rest and rejuvenate. Hear our prayer.

God of All Time, bring to mind all the saints, living and dead; all days and times; and every world, mystery, and miracle laced into eternity. Whisper messages of love and acceptance into the ears of those who are dying, that as this last physical sense leaves them it carries your welcome.

God, become the place where we rest and rejuvenate. Hear our prayer.

You were there to hear our borning cry and will be there with one last surprise. Hear our supplications in the name of Jesus. AMEN.

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