Prayers for Proper 18 – Year C (BCP), closest to September 7

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

Your law brings life, O Lord, and we meditate on it day and night;
Happy are we when we walk in your ways, O Lord.

You are a rich stream of living waters, and we would immerse ourselves in you;
Happy are we when we walk in your ways, O Lord.

You bring forth fruit in due season and establish the work of our hands;
Happy are we when we walk in your ways, O Lord.

Who is like our God, the One whose ways are full of life?
Happy are we when we walk in your ways, O Lord.

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.


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;
Refresh the hearts of the saints through us.

We desire that the world would know every good thing in us for the sake of Christ;
Make the sharing of our faith effective.

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, remembering especially…


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 would believe in the goodness of your commands:
Strengthen our wills to choose your life.  

We desire to love you, to obey your voice, and to hold fast to you all our days;
Strengthen our wills to choose your life.

Teach us the way of the cross and embolden us to accept the cost of discipleship;
Strengthen our wills to choose your life.

Lord Jesus Christ, you are with us in every detail of our circumstances;
Strengthen our wills to choose your life .

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.

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