November 3, 2019 – All Saints Sunday

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 November 3, 2019 – All Saints Sunday

Knowing that your spirit perpetually reforms us and your faithful church, we pray for all believers, the world, and those in need.

A moment of silence

To the words “Transform us with your unfettered Love, O God,” you are invited to respond “Hear our prayer.”

Remind us daily that we become saints through the boundless gift of grace, ever inching us forward to be fully human—as we experience in the example of Jesus’ life on earth. Make us  signposts of your grace and love, both as individuals and as members of your mystical church

Transform us with your unfettered Love, O God. Hear our prayer.

In nature, you demonstrate the abundance and diversity that is your will for our lives. Make us become loyal stewards in protecting, sustaining, and celebrating life on this earth—so that our children, our grandchildren, and great-grandchildren enjoy this blessing you designed for us.

Transform us with your unfettered Love, O God. Hear our prayer.

Make our world leaders dream dreams and see visions that so change them that they cannot continue in the ways of corruption, hunger for power, and aggression towards others. Grant us wisdom when we vote, that we elect leaders most likely to work for fairness and innovation that benefits more people—especially those most challenged by poverty, circumstances, and catastrophic losses.

Transform us with your unfettered Love, O God. Hear our prayer.

Give us the courage to accept our actual limitations, and open ourselves to the three-dimensional clarity of God active in our lives. Let us revel in the energy and freedom of this moment, so that we are not sapped by past regrets or worries about the future. For “all shall be well.”

Transform us with your unfettered Love, O God. Hear our prayer.

Compassionate One, you have special concern for the poor, the hungry, and those suffering persecution. Comfort all those who mourn, who must make hard decisions, who are lonely, and who suffer in mind, body, or spirit. We pray for those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts.

(include those listed in the bulletin for prayers)

Transform us with your unfettered Love, O God. Hear our prayer.

United us with all the saints, especially through 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 St. Peter Estonian in Vancouver and Pastor Algur Kaerma, Peace in Vernon and Pastor David Hunter, and for all our pastors serving Anglican congregations.

Transform us with your unfettered Love, O God. Hear our prayer.

Thank you for inspiring us all by the lives of the saints, living and dead. We especially raise up those who have gone before us, especially Martin de Porres, a 17th doctor who treated all who came to him, regardless of race or status in society. We remember our members who have died in the past year (name them here).

Transform us with your unfettered Love, O God. Hear our prayer.

Amen! Amen! It shall be so. AMEN.

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