Prayers for Proper 23 – Year C (BCP), closest to October 12

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

Hallelujah!  We give you praise, Sovereign Lord;
Let the Name of our Lord be blessed, from this time forth for evermore.

You are high above all nations, and your glory above the heavens;
Let the Name of our Lord be blessed, from this time forth for evermore

You lift up the poor and weak, and grant them joy in your presence;
Let the Name of our Lord be blessed, from this time forth for evermore.

Who is like our God, the one who sits enthroned on high, but stoops to behold he heavens and the earth?
Let the Name of our Lord be blessed, from this time forth for evermore.

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;
Grow gratitude in our hearts that we might give you unending thanks and praise.

Your word is not bound; indeed it is living and active and spreads throughout the whole earth;
Enable us to rightly handle your word of 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, remembering especially those who minister to the poor.

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:
Equip us to persevere in the faith.  

Help us to discern when we aim to please others over you;
Equip us to persevere in the faith.

Give as an endurance that looks forward to the completion of our salvation;
Equip us to persevere in the faith.

Lord Jesus Christ, you have risen from the dead, the offspring of David, the one in whom we place all our hopes for healing and wholeness;
Equip us to persevere in the faith.

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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