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

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

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

We bless you, O God of our salvation,
The one who bears our burdens.
We exalt you alone, O God our God,
The one who rides upon the heavens.
Yahweh is your Name.
You are the Lord, and we sing praises to your Name:
Jesus, the triumphant One,
You have led captivity captive.
Jesus, the exalted one.
By you we escape death.

I invite your praises and thanksgivings.

Silence

Hear us Risen Christ,
Our resurrection and our life.

Holy Triune God, grant your church unity.
Keep us in your name, that we may be one, even as you are one.
Fulfill your joy in us,
And guard us closely, even as we remain in this world that is not our home.
Keep us from the evil one.
Sanctify us in the truth of your holy world.
Send us into the world, and enable us to proclaim through faithful witness:
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.

Merciful Lord,
We were orphans, and you became our Father.
We were widows, and you became our Defender.
We were prisoners, and you brought us into freedom.
We were poor, and you gave us your provision.
We were solitary, and you made a home for us in our wilderness.
We were your enemies, and you, Lord God, came to dwell among us.
Your goodness fills our lives.
We rejoice in the beauty of your salvation, O Lord.
We are merry and joyful,
For you are in your holy habitation!
You are worthy, O Lord, of all our gratitude and worship.
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.
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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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