Prayers for the First Sunday after Epiphany – Year B (RCL)

Readings: Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11

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 In faith, let us pray to the Lord, saying…

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

Almighty God, you sit enthroned as King forever,
And you are worthy of all glory and worship.
Your voice speaks creation into existence,
And all life is upheld by the power of your word.
We look for you, Lord Christ.
Establish your justice through all the earth,
That the greatness of your name be magnified in all nations.

Silence

Jesus is the light of the world
May the whole earth know his brightness.

We pray for the world,
For the many people who do not yet know you,
For those who scoff or think lightly of the precious name of Jesus,
And for those who have not received your word.
Speak to them, O Lord,
And grant them ears to hear the good news of your deliverance.

I invite your prayers for specific countries and individuals in need of the Gospel.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We lift our voices with your worldwide church,
And we praise you that your life-giving Spirit is for all people,
That no one is beyond the touch of your mercy.
You, Lord Christ, healed all who were oppressed by darkness.
Shine the light of your presence on our brokenness,
And let your peace come to every corner of our universe.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We belong to you, Lord Christ,
For you have bought us with a costly price.
Bring the cleansing light of your presence into every area of our lives, especially…

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We pray for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, and the sick;
The broken and despairing;
The lonely and those afflicted by doubt and fear.
We think of orphans and widows, prisoners and slaves,
Those struggling with addiction and pain.
The burden of the world is too great for us,
And the groaning of suffering too much for us to bear!
Have mercy on all that you have made, O Lord!
In your infinite compassion and wisdom,
Proclaim your rule of righteousness to the ends of the earth.
Lift up those who are bowed down,
Set their feet on sure ground,
That many would see and put their trust in you.
For you alone are the hope of the afflicted,
You alone are the one who restores all things.

I invite your prayers for all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We thank you for your church.
How beautiful is the bride of Christ, stretching back throughout the ages and across the world, crossing boundaries of time and place!
We remember now those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith, trusting that they are in your care.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

Transform us, O Lord, to be a people who clearly and brightly reflect the light of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Through whom we humbly pray, Amen.
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Prayers for the Last Sunday after Epiphany – Year B (RCL)

Readings: 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

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 In faith, let us pray to the Lord, saying…

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

The heavens declare your righteousness, Mighty God,
Fro you are the judge of all the earth.
Your spoken word sustains all that you have made,
And you call the whole world into your presence.
We depend upon your covenant, O Lord,
And by your sacrifice we name ourselves your people.
Come, Almighty God, and do not keep silence,
For on you depends the hope of all the earth.

Silence

Jesus is the light of the world
May the whole earth know his brightness.

We pray for the world,
For the many people who do not yet know you,
For those who scoff or think lightly of the precious name of Jesus,
And for those who have forsaken belief in you.
Lord Christ, you are the Holy One of God.
The beloved Son of the Father,
In whom he is well pleased.
May all nations listen to you
And give you right and due honor and glory.
I invite your prayers for specific countries and individuals in need of the Gospel.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We lift our voices with your worldwide church,
And we praise you that you have revealed yourself to your people.
We confess that, as your church, we are often fearful,
And we sometimes feel that we alone have been faithful.
Strengthen our weak wills, merciful Lord,
That we might run hard the race set before us,
And grant us grace that we might, in faith, look to you only, Lord Jesus.
We trust your eternal purposes for your church.
We rejoice that we belong to a great fellowship of faithful believers.
We sing and make music to you, for you have heard your people’s prayers,
And you will fulfill all that concerns us.
I invite your prayers for the faithful witness of the worldwide church.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We pray for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, and the sick;
The broken and despairing;
The lonely and those afflicted by doubt and fear.
We think of orphans and widows, prisoners and slaves,
Those struggling with addiction and pain.
The burden of the world is too great for us,
And the groaning of suffering too much for us to bear!
Have mercy on all that you have made, O Lord!
In your infinite compassion and wisdom,
Proclaim your rule of righteousness to the ends of the earth.
Lift up those who are bowed down,
Set their feet on sure ground,
That many would see and put their trust in you.
For you alone are the hope of the afflicted,
You alone are the one who restores all things.
I invite your prayers for all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We thank you for your church.
How beautiful is the bride of Christ, stretching back throughout the ages and across the world, crossing boundaries of time and place!
We remember now those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith, trusting that they are in your care.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

Lord of all the earth, your light shines in the darkness,
And your glory is reflected in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Fill the earth with your image, Lord Christ.
Give us courage to proclaim you alone as Lord.
We lay the upcoming week before you,
And commit all our cares and concerns into your hands.

Transform us, O Lord, to be a people who clearly and brightly reflect the light of our Lord Jesus Christ, Through whom we humbly pray, Amen.

Prayers for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany – Year B (RCL)

Readings: 2 Kings 5:1-15; Psalm 30; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Mark 1:40-45

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 In faith, let us pray to the Lord, saying…

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We sing praises t you, O Lord,
For, by your favor, we are healed.
In the midst of difficulty, we cry out to you,
And your saving presence lifts us to safety.
In the midst of our tears and sorrow,
We look to the hope of your everlasting joy.
Be our helper, almighty God,
That we may sing your praise and not be silent.

Silence

Jesus is the light of the world
May the whole earth know his brightness.

We pray for the world,
For the many people who do not yet know you,
For those who scoff or think lightly of the precious name of Jesus,
And for those who have not listened to your teaching.
Lord Christ, you are the Holy One of God.
One who heals the sick and delivers the oppressed,
And your words give life to all who listen.
May all nations encounter your healing and life-giving presence
And follow you alone.
I invite your prayers for specific countries and individuals in need of the Gospel.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We lift our voices with your worldwide church,
And we praise you that you have bought us at great price, Lord Christ.
Strengthen our weak wills, merciful Lord,
That we might run hard the race set before us.
Grant us the grace of discipline and self-control,
And help us to fix our eyes on the imperishable joy set before us.
We want to follow Paul’s example ,
To become servants of all,
That we might share the gospel and its blessings with all people.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We pray for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, and the sick;
The broken and despairing;
The lonely and those afflicted by doubt and fear.
We think of orphans and widows, prisoners and slaves,
Those struggling with addiction and pain.
The burden of the world is too great for us,
And the groaning of suffering too much for us to bear!
Have mercy on all that you have made, O Lord!
In your infinite compassion and wisdom,
Proclaim your rule of righteousness to the ends of the earth.
Lift up those who are bowed down,
Set their feet on sure ground,
That many would see and put their trust in you.
For you alone are the hope of the afflicted,
You alone are the one who restores all things.
I invite your prayers for all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We thank you for your church.
How beautiful is the bride of Christ, stretching back throughout the ages and across the world, crossing boundaries of time and place!
We remember now those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith, trusting that they are in your care.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We lay the upcoming week before you, Lord God,
And commit all our cares and concerns into your hands.
We put our trust in you alone, Lord God.
Transform us, O Lord, to be a people who clearly and brightly reflect the light of our Lord Jesus Christ, Through whom we humbly pray, Amen.

Prayers for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany – Year B (RCL)

Readings: Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12, 21; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39

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 In faith, let us pray to the Lord, saying…

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord!
For our God is the everlasting God,
The Creator of the ends of the earth.
To whom shall we compare the Sovereign of all the universe?
Yet he is near top the humble and tenderly gathers the broken and outcast.
You give strength to the weary and the daily bread of your presence to all who hunger.
Gather us to yourself, Lord of life,
For your presence is full of steadfast love.
We sing your praises, Almighty God, for you have done great things!

Silence

Jesus is the light of the world
May the whole earth know his brightness.

We pray for the world,
For the many people who do not yet know you,
For those who scoff or think lightly of the precious name of Jesus,
And for those who have not listened to your teaching.
Lord Christ, you are the Holy One of God.
One who heals the sick and delivers the oppressed,
And your words give life to all who listen.
May all nations encounter your healing and life-giving presence
And follow you alone.
I invite your prayers for specific countries and individuals in need of the Gospel.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We lift our voices with your worldwide church,
And we praise you that you have bought us at great price, Lord Christ.
Inflame our indifferent hearts with the necessity of preaching your gospel,
And strengthen our weak wills to be good stewards of your message.
We want to follow Paul’s example ,
To become servants of all,
That we might share the gospel and its blessings with all people.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We pray for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, and the sick;
The broken and despairing;
The lonely and those afflicted by doubt and fear.
We think of orphans and widows, prisoners and slaves,
Those struggling with addiction and pain.
The burden of the world is too great for us,
And the groaning of suffering too much for us to bear!
Have mercy on all that you have made, O Lord!
In your infinite compassion and wisdom,
Proclaim your rule of righteousness to the ends of the earth.
Lift up those who are bowed down,
Set their feet on sure ground,
That many would see and put their trust in you.
For you alone are the hope of the afflicted,
You alone are the one who restores all things.
I invite your prayers for all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We thank you for your church.
How beautiful is the bride of Christ, stretching back throughout the ages and across the world, crossing boundaries of time and place!
We remember now those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith, trusting that they are in your care.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We lay the upcoming week before you, Lord God,
And commit all our cares and concerns into your hands.
Give us an awareness to seize moments to come away and be with you,
To follow your example and seek prayer in the midst of many demands.
Transform us, O Lord, to be a people who clearly and brightly reflect the light of our Lord Jesus Christ, Through whom we humbly pray, Amen.

Prayers for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany – Year B (RCL)

Readings: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1b-13; Mark 1:21-28

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 In faith, let us pray to the Lord, saying…

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We give you thanks, O Lord, in this congregation,
And we delight in your marvelous works.
You are gracious and full of compassion;
Your righteousness endures forever.
The works of your hands are faithfulness and justice;
All your commandments are sure.
Send forth your redemption, gracious Lord,
That all people everywhere might partake of your everlasting covenant,
And praise your glorious name forever.

Silence

Jesus is the light of the world
May the whole earth know his brightness.

We pray for the world,
For the many people who do not yet know you,
For those who scoff or think lightly of the precious name of Jesus,
And for those who have not listened to your teaching.
Lord Christ, you are the Holy One of God.
One who teaches with authority,
And your voice is the voice of the Lord our God.
May all nations hear your life-giving word
And follow you alone.
I invite your prayers for specific countries and individuals in need of the Gospel.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We lift our voices with your worldwide church,
And we praise you that you have bought us at great price, Lord Christ.
Teach us to love one another in humility.
Forbid it, Lord, that, because of our knowledge,
We might wound and destroy one another.
Unify your church in one spirit,
For we desire to build one another up in love.
Give Church of the Apostles your grace to shine forth your light to the people around us.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We pray for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, and the sick;
The broken and despairing;
The lonely and those afflicted by doubt and fear.
We think of orphans and widows, prisoners and slaves,
Those struggling with addiction and pain.
The burden of the world is too great for us,
And the groaning of suffering too much for us to bear!
Have mercy on all that you have made, O Lord!
In your infinite compassion and wisdom,
Proclaim your rule of righteousness to the ends of the earth.
Lift up those who are bowed down,
Set their feet on sure ground,
That many would see and put their trust in you.
For you alone are the hope of the afflicted,
You alone are the one who restores all things.
I invite your prayers for all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We thank you for your church.
How beautiful is the bride of Christ, stretching back throughout the ages and across the world, crossing boundaries of time and place!
We remember now those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith, trusting that they are in your care.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.
Transform us, O Lord, to be a people who clearly and brightly reflect the light of our Lord Jesus Christ, Through whom we humbly pray, Amen.

Prayers for the Third Sunday after Epiphany – Year B (RCL)

Readings: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:6-14; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31Mark 1:14-20

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 In faith, let us pray to the Lord, saying…

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We wait for you alone, O Lord;
You are the solid rock in whom we put our trust.
The moments of our pilgrimage are fleeting,
And the cares and concerns of our days but a breath.
You are the eternal constant,
And we pour out our hearts before you.
Let all people everywhere wait for you alone, O Lord;
For in your word is the hope of all nations.

Silence

Jesus is the light of the world

May the whole earth know his brightness.

We pray for the world,
For the many people who do not yet know you,
For those who scoff or think lightly of the precious name of Jesus,
And for those who have not received your word.
Lord Christ, you bring the kingdom of God among us.
Turn the hearts of all people to repentance,
That they may believe in the Gospel
And follow you alone.
I invite your prayers for specific countries and individuals in need of the Gospel.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We lift our voices with your worldwide church,
And we praise you that you have bought us at great price, Lord Christ.
We long to serve you alone,
And offer you our lives – all that we are.
Help us to live faithfully in the lives to which you have called us.
Give Church of the Apostles your grace to shine forth your light to the people around us.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

Behold, we come to you,
For you are the Lord our God.
Truly in you alone
Is the salvation of the whole world.
Bring the cleansing light of your presence into every area of our lives,
And reveal to us the idolatry and faithlessness of our own hearts.
Show us the sin we need to confess,
And teach us to seek you in truth, righteousness, and justice.
If you, Lord, were to note what is done amiss,
O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you.
Therefore, may all nations fear you and be blessed.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We pray for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, and the sick;
The broken and despairing;
The lonely and those afflicted by doubt and fear.
We think of orphans and widows, prisoners and slaves,
Those struggling with addiction and pain.
The burden of the world is too great for us,
And the groaning of suffering too much for us to bear!
Have mercy on all that you have made, O Lord!
In your infinite compassion and wisdom,
Proclaim your rule of righteousness to the ends of the earth.
Lift up those who are bowed down,
Set their feet on sure ground,
That many would see and put their trust in you.
For you alone are the hope of the afflicted,
You alone are the one who restores all things.
I invite your prayers for all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We thank you for your church.
How beautiful is the bride of Christ, stretching back throughout the ages and across the world, crossing boundaries of time and place!
We remember now those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith, trusting that they are in your care.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

Transform us, O Lord, to be a people who clearly and brightly reflect the light of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Through whom we humbly pray, Amen.

Prayers for the Second Sunday after Epiphany – Year B (RCL)

Readings: 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20); Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 6:11b-20; John 1:43-51

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 In faith, let us pray to the Lord, saying…

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

Almighty God, you hem us in and surround us with your presence.
You formed us in the mystery of the womb,
And we marvel at your wonderful works.
You stand outside of time and number our days
And yet intimately know the seconds of our existence.
We stand in darkness and hunger for your light.
There is none like you, O Lord our God,
And you are worthy of all praise, glory, and honor from every man, woman, and child.
May the greatness of your name be magnified in all nations.

Silence

Jesus is the light of the world
May the whole earth know his brightness.

We pray for the world,
For the many people who do not yet know you,
For those who scoff or think lightly of the precious name of Jesus,
And for those who have not received your word.
Speak to them, O Lord,
And grant them ears to hear the good news of your deliverance.
I invite your prayers for specific countries and individuals in need of the Gospel.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We lift our voices with your worldwide church,
And we praise you that you have washed us,
That you have sanctified us,
That you have justified us,
And that you have joined us to yourself, Lord Christ.
We marvel at the riches of your grace,
A grace that makes your church one in spirit with you, the holy, triune God!

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We belong to you, Lord Christ,
For you have bought us with a costly price.
We desire to glorify you with our bodies.
Holy Spirit, help us to flee sexual immorality and every kind of sin,
That our bodies may be a pleasing dwelling place for you.
Bring the cleansing light of your presence into every area of our lives, especially…

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We pray for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, and the sick;
The broken and despairing;
The lonely and those afflicted by doubt and fear.
We think of orphans and widows, prisoners and slaves,
Those struggling with addiction and pain.
The burden of the world is too great for us,
And the groaning of suffering too much for us to bear!
Have mercy on all that you have made, O Lord!
In your infinite compassion and wisdom,
Proclaim your rule of righteousness to the ends of the earth.
Lift up those who are bowed down,
Set their feet on sure ground,
That many would see and put their trust in you.
For you alone are the hope of the afflicted,
You alone are the one who restores all things.
I invite your prayers for all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

We thank you for your church.
How beautiful is the bride of Christ, stretching back throughout the ages and across the world, crossing boundaries of time and place!
We remember now those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith, trusting that they are in your care.

Silence

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

Transform us, O Lord, to be a people who clearly and brightly reflect the light of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Through whom we humbly pray, Amen.