Prayers for the Fourth Sunday of Easter – Year B (BCP)

In faith, let us pray to the Lord, saying….

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them,
You alone are God.
You have made us, and we belong to you.
We come before you with joy and gladness.
We give thanks to you and call upon your name, saying:
 “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
You are good, O Lord.
Your mercy is everlasting,
And your faithfulness endures from age to age.

I invite your praises and thanksgivings.

Silence

Hear us Risen Christ,
Our resurrection and our life.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You alone are the anointed one,
The one who fulfills the purposes set from before the foundations of the world.
Grant your church great grace to continue to speak your word with all boldness.
Fill us up, Holy Spirit, that we might testify to the healing and saving power of the resurrection,
Saying with one heart and soul:
“Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”

I invite you to pray for the work of the worldwide church, remembering especially people who have not yet heard the good news about Jesus.

Silence

I invite you to pray for the global Anglican Communion, remembering especially our lay ministers, priests, deacons, and bishops.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord, you know the world in which we live.
You dwelt among us and lived the suffering of the human condition.
You took upon yourself the weight of injustice and evil.
You see the entire world in this moment and no instance of pain escapes your attention.

We consider your cross, Jesus, and how hopeless it once appeared,
And we rejoice in your transforming power that brought about victory and new life from such a moment of darkness and despair.
We will say it again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
We trust in your everlasting triumph and look to you with hope.
Teach us to live in a world so torn asunder.
May your kingdom come in the midst of our suffering and pain.

I invite your prayers for those who suffer throughout the world and for those ministering to them in Christ’s name.

Silence

I invite your prayers for the leaders of the world, remembering especially Barack Obama our president.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

Lord Jesus Christ, how good you are to us!
You have laid down your very life for your sheep.
You have brought us into your flock,
That we might listen to your voice and find safe pasture.
Protect us from the one who would steal and kill and destroy.
Who would rob us of your precious gift of abundant life.
You are our Good Shepherd.
How we long for more of your presence!
We offer our lives to you, Lord of all, desiring to surrender every corner of our person to your lordship:

I invite you to cast all your worries and concerns on the Lord.
Silence

I invite you to commit the work of your hands to the Lord.
Silence

I invite you to ask for discernment in all your decisions this week.
Silence

I invite you to consider how you might love well those the Lord brings into your life this week.
Silence

I invite you to offer up any other prayers and intercessions.
Silence

Hear us Risen Christ,
Our resurrection and our life.

How good it is to be part of your church, stretching back to those who first believed and spreading throughout the corners of the world.
We remember the millions of our brothers and sisters throughout the ages who together have believed and proclaimed your victory.
We join our voices with theirs to say it again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
Thank you Lord for those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith.
Our hearts are encouraged by their faithful examples and we pray for them now, trusting that they are in your care.

I invite your thanksgivings to God for those who have died in the faith.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.

Silence

Leader & People:
Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;
In your compassion forgive us our sins,
Known and unknown,
Things done and left undone;
And so uphold us by your Spirit
That we may live and serve you in newness of life,
To the honor and glory of your Name;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
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2 thoughts on “Prayers for the Fourth Sunday of Easter – Year B (BCP)

  1. Kim says:

    Beautiful. I just found you, what a wonderful ministry!

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