Prayers for Proper 26 – Year C (RCL), closest to November 2

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

We confess our transgressions before you and acknowledge the guilt of our sin;
Happy are we whose transgressions are forgiven and whose sin is put away!

Your forgiveness grants life and brings light to our darkness;
Happy are we whose transgressions are forgiven and whose sin is put away!

Therefore, we will always make our prayers to you in times of trouble;
Happy are we whose transgressions are forgiven and whose sin is put away!

Who is like our God, the great hiding-place, the One who preserves his people from trouble and surrounds them with shouts of deliverance?
Happy are we whose transgressions are forgiven and whose sin is put away!

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;
Strengthen us to turn from evil and learn to do good.

You are a God of justice, who calls us to correct oppression and speak on behalf of the downtrodden;
Grant us the will to follow your example.

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 you would grow our faith abundantly and increase the love of every one of us for one another;
Lord Christ, by your grace, glorify your name in us.

Give us steadfastness and faith, whatever our circumstances;
Lord Christ, by your grace, glorify your name in us.

Make us worthy of your calling;
Lord Christ, by your grace, glorify your name in us.

Fulfill in us every resolve for good and every work of faith by your power;
Lord Christ, by your grace, glorify your name in us.

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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