Readings: Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:25-35; Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21; Jn 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
King of all the earth,
Creator of the universe,
Holy Triune God,
From everlasting to everlasting, you are Lord.
You send forth your Spirit;
And all creation is made new.
You open your life-sustaining hand;
And we are filled with good things.
You, O Lord, rejoice in the work of your hands;
And we delight in your everlasting glory.
We will sing praises to you as long as we live;
Be pleased, O Lord, with our joy.
I invite you to add your own praises to the Lord.
You are worthy, Holy God, to receive all our praise. We worship you in the glory of your perfect Trinity and ask for grace to steadfastly believe and proclaim your unity.
We pray for your holy catholic church;
Fill us with your life-giving Spirit.
Guide your people into all truth;
That we might bear witness about You.
Grant that every member of the church may truly and humbly serve you;
That your name may be glorified by all people.
We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.
I invite you to add your own prayers for the worldwide church.
Creator of the earth, you spoke the world into existence and sustain all things by your life giving word. Consider the toil and sorrow of the people of the earth and, in your compassion, have mercy on the world.
We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;
That there may be justice and peace on the earth.
We pray for the poor, the persecuted, the sick, and all who suffer;
For the refugees, prisoners, and all who are in danger;
Relieve and protect them, O Lord, and grant them eternal hope in you.
Teach us how to rightly steward the gift of your creation,
That the resources of the world would be used to your honor and glory.
I invite your prayers for the needs of the world.
God of all love and peace, we come to you in faith, offering you access into every area of our lives.
We pray for this congregation,
That we might follow the leading of your Spirit.
All of creation longs for your life-giving touch;
We hope in your saving promises.
Intercede for us by the inspiration of your Spirit;
For we do not even know how to pray.
Deliver us from hardness of heart;
Show forth your glory in all that we do.
We look to you, Lord of all, mindful of our helplessness,
Glorify your name in the midst of our need.
I invite you to cast all your cares and concerns on the Lord, remembering that He cares for you.
We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;
May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.
We believe in you, Lord Christ.
We cry out to you, Father God.
We receive your witness, Holy Spirit.
Abide with us as we abide in you this week and always, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.