November 10, 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 November 10, 2019 – Time after Pentecost

Claiming the good news that we are one with you, 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.”

Awake! Awake for your grace has made us a resurrection people, free to live the fully human life modelled by Jesus Christ. Move inside our hearts that we can and do refuse to let our lives be determined by past traumas, by all the pain we have suffered. Teach us to choose the freedom in your love.

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

Holy Redeemer, you bless us with the change of seasons. Bless birds and animals in their annual migrations, and let plants call energy into themselves as they rest in winter. Remind us always of our sacred commission to be good stewards of the earth that gives us life and joy.

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

Lord of all Nations, teach us to deal boldly with our fears—of change, of political views, of peoples different from ourselves—that we find peace without war. We remember with sadness the past wars that have devastated lives, families, and countries. Let the last post echo in our minds as we honour those who served and suffered in past wars this Remembrance Day.

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

Generous Teacher, lead us to realize that we are one with one another and with you in the miracle of grace. Make us more and more the leaven that produces rich, sweet bread that feeds our souls when trials and doubts assail us, nourishes our bodies, sits at the centre of our feasts.

Transform us with your unfettered Love, O God.

Hear our prayer.

Compassionate Healer, give us the confidence of your presence and love when our lives are heavy and hard. Hear the cries of the poor and unemployed, the refugees, the sick and those who care for them. 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.

Unite 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 Lutheran Church of the Cross and Pastors Lyle McKenzie and Lyndon Sayers and Good Shepherd in Victoria..

Transform us with your unfettered Love, O God.

Hear our prayer.

God of eternity, let the sweet taste of your love fill our mouths. Teach us to trust that we are forever safe in you, when we feel filled with contentment and when we are overcome with doubt and despair. Teach us to sit with you, contemplate you, until we come to know our interconnectedness with you, with others, with all of life.

Transform us with your unfettered Love, O God.

Hear our prayer.

Send us forth with your blessing that we may find our way in you and with you. AMEN.

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