Prayers for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C (RCL)

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Readings: Acts 9:1-6 (7-20); Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19

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

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

Your word, O Lord, is right,
And all your works are sure.
Open our eyes to see your loving-kindness that fills the whole earth.
Stir our hearts to welcome your eternal will,
That we might rejoice in you, O Lord, and sing praises to your Name,
Saying again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the Lamb who was slain,
The one worthy of power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.
By your blood you have ransomed people from every tribe and language and people and nation
And have made us a kingdom and priests to our God.
We know that you are the Lord,
Even as you are revealed to us in Scripture and the breaking of the bread.
Teach your church to obey your commands in all things,
And grant us fruitfulness as we testify of you throughout the world,
Saying with all people everywhere, “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 your prayers for Advent Anglican.

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.

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

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord, you have made us an everlasting covenant
And sealed it with the blood of salvation.
Give us one heart and one way,
That we might fear you forever,
For our good and for the good of all generations.
Put holy fear in our hearts
That we might cling to you.
Plant us in your faithfulness,
For we are your people, called by your name,
And marked with your death and resurrection.
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 offer up any other prayers and intercessions.
Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
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 thank you for 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!”
Our hearts are encouraged by the faithful examples of those who have died in the faith,
And we remember them now, trusting that they are in your care.

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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