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.
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Prayers for Proper 21 – Year B (BCP)

Readings: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 4:7-5:6; Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

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

Your testimonies bring wisdom, and your law, O Lord, gives life to our souls;
The Lord is my strength and my redeemer.

Your statutes bring joy, and your commandments, O Lord, give light to our eyes;
The Lord is my strength and my redeemer.

Your judgments bring truth, and your word, O Lord, gives us holy fear;
The Lord is my strength and my redeemer.

Grow our desire for the priceless riches and sweet treasures of your word;
The Lord is my strength and my redeemer.

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 rightly respond to the Spirit you have given us.

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

May your people not speak evil of one another;
Help us to humbly serve all who belong to Christ.

Let the words proclaimed by your church and the meditations of your people be acceptable in your sight, O Lord;
Grant us grace to submit ourselves to you.

I invite you to add your own prayers for the worldwide church, remembering especially our brothers and sisters in Rwamagana Parish, Rwanda and Boma, Dominican Republic.

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 shared for your honor and glory.

I invite your prayers for the needs of the world, remembering especially the excesses of the rich and the suffering of the oppressed.

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 have hard words for the sin that besets us;
In humility, we ask for your grace.

We cannot know how often and how grievously we offend you;
Cleanse us from our hidden faults and presumptuous sins.

For the times we know the right thing to do and fail to do it, have mercy on us.
Strengthen our wills to choose the good.

For the times we have spoken arrogantly, as though we know and can control what tomorrow will bring, have mercy on us;
Help us to live in humility and gratitude.

For the times we have indulged ourselves and lived in luxury while ignoring the needs of others, have mercy on us;
Grant us true repentance for the poverty of our hearts.

For the times we have caused one of your little ones to sin, have mercy on us;
Come quickly to us, O Lord, and save us from ourselves.

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 20 – Year B (BCP)

Readings: Wisdom 1:16-2:22; Psalm 54; James 3:16-4:6; Mark 9:30-37

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

By your Name, Almighty God, you save us;
I will praise your Name, O Lord, for it is good.

In your might, you defend our cause;
I will praise your Name, O Lord, for it is good.

You help us in the midst of trouble; you, O Lord, sustain our lives;
I will praise your Name, O Lord, for it is good.

You uphold us when we are surrounded by enemies and rescue us from every trouble;
I will praise your Name, O Lord, for it is good.

We freely offer you sacrifices of thanksgiving;
I will praise your Name, O Lord, for it is good.

This is our God.  Praise him, all you people, for he listens to our words.  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 be servants of all.

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

We pray for all our brothers and sisters in the faith;
That we would joyfully care for the children of the world.

You are the Christ, and we would follow hard after you;
Show us how to lose our lives for your sake.

I invite you to add your own prayers for the worldwide church, remembering especially our brothers and sisters in Rwamagana Parish, Rwanda and Boma, Dominican Republic.

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 shared for your honor and glory.

I invite your prayers for the needs of the world, remembering especially the little children.

Silence.

God of all love and peace, we come to you in faith, offering you access into every area of our lives.
O Lord, we are beset by our own brokenness;
In humility, we ask for your grace.

Put far from us jealousy and selfish ambition;
We confess our discontentment and covetousness.

Give us your wisdom from above
That we would be full of mercy and good fruits.

Show us how to sow peace in our daily lives;
That we might reap a harvest of righteousness.

Teach us how to order our desires in accordance with your will;
That our prayers would be pleasing before you.

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 the Last Sunday after Epiphany – Year B (BCP)

Readings: Psalm 27:1-11; 1 Kings 19:9-18; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Mark 9:2-9

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

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

Lord, you are our light and our salvation;
Whom then shall we fear?
You are the strength of our life;
Of whom then shall we be afraid?
We confess that we often feel surrounded by enemies
And overwhelmed by defeat.
In the midst of our distress, we look in confidence to you alone, O Lord.
We come to you in your dwelling place.
We hide in the shelter and security of your presence.
Your face, O Lord, we would seek.

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, you have revealed to us the glory of your presence,
And, in your mercy, you have listened to our prayers.
You speak in our hearts and say, “Seek my face,”
Your face, Lord, will we seek.
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.