Prayers for Proper 20 – Year C (BCP), closest to September 21

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

We will give thanks to you, O Lord, with our whole hearts, because of your love and faithfulness;
We will sing of the ways of the Lord, that great is the glory of the Lord.

When we call, you answer us, and you increase our strength;
We will sing of the ways of the Lord, that great is the glory of the Lord.

Though we walk in the midst of trouble, you keep us safe;
We will sing of the ways of the Lord, that great is the glory of the Lord.

Who is like our God, the One who makes good his purposes for us, the One who will never abandon the work of his hands and whose love endures forever?
We will sing of the ways of the Lord, that great is the glory of the 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.

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 we lead peaceful and godly lives.

You, Lord Christ, gave yourself as a ransom for all, and are the only mediator between God and men;
May all people be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.

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, that we would be people of prayer:
Satisfy us with your life-giving word.  

Give us opportunity to care for the poor and needy;
Satisfy us with your life-giving word.  

Reveal to us places where we act deceitfully or in anger;
Satisfy us with your life-giving word.  

Grant us faithfulness with all that you entrust to us;
Satisfy us with your life-giving word.  

We look to you, Lord of all, mindful of our helplessness,
Glorify your name in the midst of our need.

We look to you, Lord of all, mindful of our helpless
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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