Prayers for Proper 16, closest to August 24 – Year B (BCP)

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King of all the earth,
Creator of the universe,
Holy Triune God,
From everlasting to everlasting, you are Lord.

Blessed are you, O Lord, for you have shown us the wonders of your love;
How great is the goodness the Lord has laid up for those who fear him.

You hear the sound of our entreaties when we cry out to you;
How great is the goodness the Lord has laid up for those who fear him.

You hide us in the covert of your presence and keep us in your shelter;
How great is the goodness the Lord has laid up for those who fear him.

In your loving-kindness you rescue us from our enemies and grant us your salvation;
How great is the goodness the Lord has laid up for those who fear him.

O Lord, you hold our times in your hand, and we look to your everlasting provision;
How great is the goodness the Lord has laid up for those who fear him.

I invite you to add your own praises to the Lord.

Silence.

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;
That we may submit to Christ in all things.

You have cleansed your church by the washing of water with the word;
Nourish and cherish us, for we are members of your body.

Your Spirit gives life.  Sanctify us and present us to yourself in splendor;
We long to be a community that is holy and without blemish before you.

Lord Jesus Christ, you have the words of eternal life;
Help us to believe in you always.

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.

Silence.

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.

Silence.

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:
May we fear you alone;
Help us to daily choose to serve you in sincerity and faithfulness. 

You have delivered us out of our slavery to sin;
Show us areas where we are idolatrous and serve other gods.

Incline our hearts to you, for you are the only true God;
The Lord our God we will serve, and his voice we will obey. 

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.

Silence.

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.
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