Prayers for Proper 13 – Year C (BCP), closest to August 3

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

Teach us to consider the work of our hands and our toil under the sun;
Thanks be to God, who has ransomed our lives and snatched us from the grasp of death.

We number our days and see that they are full of sorrow and vexation;
Thanks be to God, who has ransomed our lives and snatched us from the grasp of death.

No matter our striving, all flesh will die and perish;
Thanks be to God, who has ransomed our lives and snatched us from the grasp of death.

The ransom of our lives is so great that we should never have enough to pay it;
Thanks be to God, who has ransomed our lives and snatched us from the grasp of death.

This is our God, the Holy One.
Come before him with thanksgiving and offer him the sacrifice of praise.

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

Silence.

How worthy you are, 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;
May your word dwell in us richly.

Rule us with your peace, bind us together in your love, and clothe us with gratitude;
That all our work under the sun would be done in your name.

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.

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, remembering especially…

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:
Enable us to put on compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, and forgiveness;
Renew our lives after your own image.

Show us areas where we lie or harbor unforgiveness;
Renew our lives after your own image.

Convict us when we lay up treasure for ourselves and are not rich toward God;
Renew our lives after your own image.

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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