Prayers for Proper 29: Christ the King, closest to November 23 – Year B (RCL)

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

You are the Alpha and the Omega, who is and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty;
Mighty is the Lord who dwells on high.

You are the King, robed in splendor and strength;
Mighty is the Lord who dwells on high.

Your throne is established from before the world began;
Mighty is the Lord who dwells on high.

Your testimonies are very sure, and holiness adorns your house, forever;
Mighty is the Lord who dwells on high.

This is our King and our God.  Praise him, all you people, for he is our help and our salvation.  I invite you to add your own praises to the Lord.

Silence.

You are worthy, 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;
That we might hear and keep your word.

We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.

You, Lord Christ, have loved us and freed us from our sins by your blood;
To you belongs all glory and everlasting dominion.

You have made us an eternal kingdom and priests to our God and Father;
Let all peoples, nations, and languages serve you.

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.

Silence.

God of all love and peace, we come to you in faith, offering you access into every area of our lives.

You are the Ancient of Days, full of holy glory;
Nothing in all creation is hidden from your sight.

You see all that concerns us, and our hearts are laid bare before you;
Lord Christ, we depend upon your grace in our lives.

You are the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.
We worship you and offer you all that we are.

You, Christ the King, bear witness to the truth.
Give us ears to listen to your voice.

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.

Prayers for Proper 28, closest to November 16 – Year B (RCL)

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

O Lord, you have shown us the path of life;
We will set the Lord always before us.

In your presence there is fullness of joy;
We will set the Lord always before us.

In your right hand there are pleasures forever;
We will set the Lord always before us.

We rejoice in your goodness and rest in the hope of your promises;
We will set the Lord always before us.

This is our God.  Praise him, all you people, for he is our help and our salvation.  I invite you to add your own praises to the Lord.

Silence.

You are worthy, 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;
That we might turn many to righteousness.

We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.

You, Lord Christ, have promised to come again;
Give your church an enduring faith.

For our brothers and sisters who struggle with suffering, reproach, and affliction;
May they hold fast their confidence in you.

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.

Silence.

God of all love and peace, we come to you in faith, offering you access into every area of our lives.

You, the awe-inspiring Living God, are our portion and our cup;
You are the Lord, our good above all other.

You have given us a goodly heritage;
Cultivate gratitude in our hearts.

You are always faithful, and you have opened the way for us to draw near to you.
Give us unwavering faith to follow you in all things.

Sharpen us as the people of Advent Anglican meet together,
That we would be stirred up to love and good works.

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.

Prayers for Proper 27, closest to November 9 – Year B (RCL)

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

You give justice to the oppressed and food to those who hunger;
Blessed are they whose hope is in the Lord our God.

You set the prisoners free and open the eyes of the blind;
Blessed are they whose hope is in the Lord our God.

You lift up those who are bowed down;
Blessed are they whose hope is in the Lord our God.

You care for the stranger, the orphan, and the widow;
Blessed are they whose hope is in the Lord our God.

This is our God.  Praise him, all you people, for he is our help and our salvation.  I invite you to add your own praises to the Lord.

Silence.

You are worthy, 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;
Save us, Lord Christ, as we eagerly wait for you.

We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.

You know the areas of our abundance and the areas of our poverty;
Teach us to humbly offer you all that we are.

I invite you to add your own prayers for the worldwide church, remembering especially our brothers and sisters who suffer for the sake of the Gospel.

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.

Silence.

God of all love and peace, we come to you in faith, offering you access into every area of our lives.

Lord Christ, you are the hope of every generation;
We look to you alone for our salvation.

You put away sin for all time by the sacrifice of yourself;
How glorious are you, Lord Jesus, God of our redemption.

Teach us to live in daily dependence on your presence,
That your love might be evidenced in our lives.

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 remember the widows, orphans, and family members of pastors, evangelists and other martyrs.  Grant them your grace to forgive and to continue to serve you in faithful obedience.

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.

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

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

Your testimonies are good, O Lord, and your way is blameless.
The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

We praise you with our whole hearts as we learn your righteous decrees.
The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

You have written your life-giving word on our hearts.
The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Your teaching blesses us and fulfills your promises to your people.
The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

This is our God.  Praise him, all you people, for he is our help and our salvation.  I invite you to add your own praises to the Lord.

Silence.

You are worthy, 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;
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the author of eternal redemption.

You have offered yourself without blemish and by means of your own blood;
Purify our conscience from dead works to serve you alone.

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.

Silence.

God of all love and peace, we come to you in faith, offering you access into every area of our lives.

You, O Lord, are our God.  You, O Lord, are One.
Give us a perfect love for you alone.

Enable us to love you with all our hearts and all our souls and all our minds and all our strengths.
Bind us to yourself with a love that is stronger than death.

Quicken our wills to love our neighbors;
Transform our self-absorbed hearts and fill them with your love.

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.

Prayers for Proper 25, closest to October 26 – Year B (RCL)

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

Our souls boast in you, O Lord, and we will bless you at all times.
We have tasted and seen that the Lord is good.

Your magnificence humbles us, and we exalt your name with joyful reverence.
We have tasted and seen that the Lord is good.

We seek you, and you deliver us from all our fears.
We have tasted and seen that the Lord is good.

We cry, and you hear us and save us out of our troubles.
We have tasted and seen that the Lord is good.

We take refuge in you, and we are blessed with your deliverance and protection.
We have tasted and seen that the Lord is good.

This is our God.  Praise him, all you people, for he is our help and our salvation.  I invite you to add your own praises to the Lord.

Silence.

You are worthy, 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;
Lord Jesus Christ, intercede for us now and always.

You are the only perfect and holy high priest of the whole world;
Save to the uttermost all who draw near to God through you.

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.

Silence.

God of all love and peace, we come to you in faith, offering you access into every area of our lives.

We know that you can do all things and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
Give us a right understanding of your holiness and sovereignty.

We humble ourselves before your counsel and understanding.
Mark our lives with true repentance and meekness of heart.

Lord Christ, our transgressions hold us in the bondage of darkness;
Light of the World, have mercy on us.

We are beggars, dependent on you for transformative and living faith.
Open our eyes that we would see clearly.

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.

Prayers for Proper 24, closest to October 19 – Year B (RCL)

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

Teach us your name, O Lord, and we will call upon you in our distress;
The Lord is with us in times of trouble.

You bind us to yourself in love, and you bring us to honor;
The Lord is with us in times of trouble.

You deliver us and protect us, for you have been our refuge and habitation;
The Lord is with us in times of trouble.

Answer us when we call, O Lord, and show us your saving hand;
The Lord is with us in times of trouble.

You give us courage in the midst of all our fears.
The Lord is with us in times of trouble.

This is our God.  Praise him, all you people, for he is our help and our salvation.  I invite you to add your own praises to the Lord.

Silence.

You are worthy, 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;
Teach us to serve others.

We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.

You, Lord Christ, suffered the anguish of all our sin;
Thank you for ransoming the world.

Be pleased, O Lord, that many have been accounted righteous;
Draw all people to your saving grace.

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.

Silence.

God of all love and peace, we come to you in faith, offering you access into every area of our lives.

You, O Lord, bore the weight of our grief and sorrow.
We trust in your merciful intercession.

You discern the intentions of our hearts, and no part of our lives remains hidden from your sight;
We draw near to your throne of grace.

You, Lord Christ, understand our weaknesses and the nature of our temptations.
Grant us mercy and grace in our time of trouble.

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.

Prayers for Proper 23, closest to October 12 – Year B (RCL)

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

Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another;
Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

You are unchanging and constant from the dawn of time;
Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

In the midst of our frail and fleeting hold on this world, you remain our sure hope and confidence;
Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

Your ways are good, O Lord, and our sin rightly brings your indignation;
Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

You satisfy us with your steadfast love and everlasting joy.
Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

This is our God.  Praise him, all you people, for he is our help and our salvation.  I invite you to add your own praises to the Lord.

Silence.

You are worthy, 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;
Train our hearts to hate evil and love good.

We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.

May your people be marked with your righteousness;
Give us a will to seek and to establish justice.

You, Lord Christ, understand our weaknesses and the nature of our temptations.
Grant us mercy and grace in time of trouble.

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.

Silence.

God of all love and peace, we come to you in faith, offering you access into every area of our lives.

Almighty God, you have seen the secret sins of generations;
You, Lord Christ, bear the weight of the world.

We offend you grievously with our iniquities, and our sins keep us far from your kingdom;
Perform the impossible in us, and save us from ourselves.

We pray for our world, riddled with injustice and unrighteousness.
Quicken our hearts to receive your reproof.

We pray for the oppression of the poor and the corruption that turns aside the needy;
Open our ears to hear your truth.

We pray for those who have great possessions;
Free us to follow hard after you.

Thank you for the gift of your living and active word;
Pierce our souls with your truth.

You discern the intentions of our hearts, and no part of our lives remains hidden from your sight;
We draw near to your throne of grace.

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.