November 24, 2019 – Christ the King

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 24, 2019 – Christ the King

Trusting in a majesty and kingdom not of this world, we pray for all believers, the world, and those in need.

A moment of silence

To the words “May we know you as king of our hearts,” you are invited to respond “Hear our prayer.”

Creator Spirit, in you we are whole and holy. Unite us in your work on this earth, in proclaiming your reign of peace and justice even though we live in a world troubled by hatred, strife, and fear. Shine your light on us and through us that people can see and seek another kind of global community.

May we know you as king of our hearts. Hear our prayer.

Creator Spirit, your universe contains abundant mysteries and beauties: from black holes to starfish, from cleansing rains to quantum physics, from incredibly complex human brains to the myriad of butterflies.

May we know you as king of our hearts. Hear our prayer.

Creator Spirit, make us serious about reconciliation between Indigenous and settler peoples in Canada. Teach us how to incorporate Indigenous traditions of governance and care for the earth in modern life, and blend these with the wisdom of refugees from around the globe. Help us create a uniquely vibrant and successful country from braiding these different strands together.

May we know you as king of our hearts. Hear our prayer.

Creator Spirit, raise up within us the will and desire to serve others and play active roles in building strong communities bursting with life. Let us as individuals and as members of this congregation find ways of helping others that meet needs using our specific skills and desires. Remind us always that we are your hands and feet, your presence, and your voice in the world.

May we know you as king of our hearts. Hear our prayer.

Creator God, help us to find you and your strength during the hard times, and help us to hold on and hold out when we call on you and hear only silence. Make us sensitive, willing, and able to touch the lives of those who are mocked, who are lonely, or who are worn down by sickness in body, mind, or spirit. We pray for those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts.

(include those listed in the bulletin for prayers)

May we know you as king of our hearts. Hear our prayer.

Creator Spirit, you create community and communion among people of faith, 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 Grace in Dawson Creek, Deo in Salmon Arm and Pastor Erik Bjorgan, and for our Global Mission Companion, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Peru.

May we know you as king of our hearts. Hear our prayer.

Creator Spirit, call us out of the perpetual motion of modern life into time for reflection and contemplation. Teach us to pray, even when it does not come naturally and when we feel only an absence where we seek you. Help us find our own way into an inner life with and for you.

May we know you as king of our hearts. Hear our prayer.

Bless us and all our petitions as we end another liturgical year in our lives of faith. In the name of Christ the King. AMEN.

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