Prayers for Proper 23 – Year C (RCL), 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.

We sing the glory of your Name, God of all the earth;
How awesome are your deeds, O Lord!

You led us out of our trouble and set our feet on dry land;
How awesome are your deeds, O Lord!

You keep our soul among the living and do not let our feet slip;
How awesome are your deeds, O Lord!

You have tested and tried us, yet you have brought us into a place of abundance;
How awesome are your deeds, O Lord!

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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Prayers for Proper 15, closest to August 17 – 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 worthy of our worship, and we reverence you in holy fear;
Those who fear the Lord lack no good thing.

You show us the way of insight and offer us the bounty of wisdom;
Those who fear the Lord lack no good thing.

You promise good provision for those who seek you;
Those who fear the Lord lack no good thing.

Our hearts overflow with the melody of gratitude, and we sing of your goodness in this congregation;
Those who fear the Lord lack no good thing.

We give you thanks, Father God, for everything.
Those who fear the Lord lack no good thing.

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 may feed on Christ and abide with him.

Grant your church discernment, and, by your Spirit, help us to leave our simple ways;
That we may repent and walk in the way of insight.

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the bread of life;
Give us this bread always.

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 pray for this congregation:
May we walk not as unwise but as wise;
Convict us to carefully consider how we use our time.

Enable us to discern the nature of our choices that we might turn from evil and do good;
Teach us to understand your will and walk in your way.

Put far from us evil speech and lying words;
Help us to seek peace and pursue it.

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 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 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany – Year B (BCP)

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 2nd Sunday of Easter – Year A

Readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32 or Genesis 8:6-16; 9:8-16; Psalm 111 or 118:19-24; Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

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

Hear us Risen Lord,

Our resurrection and our life.

Blessed are you, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  We will give you thanks with our whole hearts, studying and delighting in your marvelous works.  In your great mercy, you have sent redemption to your people.  We rejoice in your resurrection triumph and add our voices to the unending chorus that declares the praise, glory, and honor due your holy name.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,

Our resurrection and our life.

Lord Jesus, we hear the story of your meeting with your disciples after your resurrection.  We imagine their joy at encountering you, triumphant and victorious over the grave.  O Lord, though we have not seen you, we love you.  Count us part of those who have not seen and yet have believed!  Grant your church grace to be people of faith, people who believe in the living hope of your resurrection, people who believe in our promised inheritance of your salvation, people who say again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”  We pray for your church throughout the world, grieved by various trials.  May the tested genuineness of our faith result in praise, glory, and honor at your revelation.  May we stand firm, faithfully declaring your gospel, truthfully giving witness to your living, resurrection power.

I invite you to pray for perseverance in the midst of trials for the church throughout the world.

Silence

I invite you to pray for the work of the church throughout the world, remembering especially people who do not yet believe the truth about Jesus.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,

Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord, you know the world in which we live.  Our minds and hearts are bombarded by stories of violence and hurt, starvation and suffering, war and enmity throughout the world.  You dwelt among us and lived the suffering of the human condition.  You took upon yourself the weight of injustice and evil.  You see all the world in this moment and no instance of pain escapes your attention.  Praise you, Lord Jesus!

Help us to see as you see, Lord Christ, to fix our minds even in the face of suffering on you. We consider your cross, Jesus, and how hopeless it appears, and we marvel at your transforming power that brought about victory and new life from such a moment of darkness and despair.  How we praise you, Lord Christ!  We will say it again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”  We trust in your everlasting triumph and look to you with hope.  Grant us your grace to live well today in the midst of all this suffering.  Teach us to live in a world so torn asunder.  Help us to see how we can serve the suffering, the hungry, the imprisoned, and the sick in your name, Lord Jesus.

I invite your prayers for those who suffer throughout the world and for those ministering to them in Christ’s name.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,

Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord, you are mindful of all our ways.   You know the thoughts and intentions of our hearts, our daily joys and difficulties, the cares that weigh us down and the things that delight our hearts.  Lord of all the earth, highly exalted one enthroned above the heavens, how can it be that you desire to hear from us?  How is it that you invite us to commune and pray with you, the Creator and Sustainer of all things?  Help us to seize moments this week to come away and be with you, to remember your presence with us in every moment of our day, no matter our circumstances saying to ourselves again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”  We offer our lives to you, Lord of all, desiring to surrender every corner of our person to your lordship:

I invite you to cast all your worries and concerns on the Lord.

Silence

I invite you to pray for those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.

Silence

I invite you to commit the work of your hands to the Lord.

Silence

I invite you to ask for discernment in all your decisions this week.

Silence

I invite you to offer up any other prayers and intercessions.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,

Our resurrection and our life.

We think of the women at your tomb, Lord Christ, those who first saw you after your glorious resurrection.  We imagine that locked room, where Thomas saw your wounds with his own eyes.  We think of the millions of our brothers and sisters throughout the ages who, though they have not seen you, together have believed and proclaimed your victory.  We join our voices with theirs to say it again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”  How good it is to be part of your church, stretching back to those first believers and spreading throughout the corners of the world.  Thank you Lord for those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith.  Our hearts are encouraged by their faithful examples and we remember them now, trusting that they are in your care.

I invite your thanksgivings to God for those who have died in the faith.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,

Our resurrection and our life.

Merciful God, we believe that we are sinners.  We trust your word, which teaches us that if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  We believe that if we confess our sins, you are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.

Silence

Leader & People:

Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;

in your compassion forgive us our sins,

known and unknown,

things done and left undone;

and so uphold us by your Spirit

that we may live and serve you in newness of life,

to the honor and glory of your Name;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayers for the 2nd Sunday of Easter – Year A (BCP)

Readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32 or Genesis 8:6-16; 9:8-16; Psalm 111 or 118:19-24; Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

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

Hear us Risen Lord,

Our resurrection and our life.

Blessed are you, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  We will give you thanks with our whole hearts, studying and delighting in your marvelous works.  In your great mercy, you have sent redemption to your people.  We rejoice in your resurrection triumph and add our voices to the unending chorus that declares the praise, glory, and honor due your holy name.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,

Our resurrection and our life.

Lord Jesus, we hear the story of your meeting with your disciples after your resurrection.  We imagine their joy at encountering you, triumphant and victorious over the grave.  O Lord, though we have not seen you, we love you.  Count us part of those who have not seen and yet have believed!  Grant your church grace to be people of faith, people who believe in the living hope of your resurrection, people who believe in our promised inheritance of your salvation, people who say again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”  We pray for your church throughout the world, grieved by various trials.  May the tested genuineness of our faith result in praise, glory, and honor at your revelation.  May we stand firm, faithfully declaring your gospel, truthfully giving witness to your living, resurrection power.

I invite you to pray for perseverance in the midst of trials for the church throughout the world.

Silence

I invite you to pray for the work of the church throughout the world, remembering especially people who do not yet believe the truth about Jesus.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,

Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord, you know the world in which we live.  Our minds and hearts are bombarded by stories of violence and hurt, starvation and suffering, war and enmity throughout the world.  You dwelt among us and lived the suffering of the human condition.  You took upon yourself the weight of injustice and evil.  You see all the world in this moment and no instance of pain escapes your attention.  Praise you, Lord Jesus!

Help us to see as you see, Lord Christ, to fix our minds even in the face of suffering on you. We consider your cross, Jesus, and how hopeless it appears, and we marvel at your transforming power that brought about victory and new life from such a moment of darkness and despair.  How we praise you, Lord Christ!  We will say it again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”  We trust in your everlasting triumph and look to you with hope.  Grant us your grace to live well today in the midst of all this suffering.  Teach us to live in a world so torn asunder.  Help us to see how we can serve the suffering, the hungry, the imprisoned, and the sick in your name, Lord Jesus.

I invite your prayers for those who suffer throughout the world and for those ministering to them in Christ’s name.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,

Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord, you are mindful of all our ways.   You know the thoughts and intentions of our hearts, our daily joys and difficulties, the cares that weigh us down and the things that delight our hearts.  Lord of all the earth, highly exalted one enthroned above the heavens, how can it be that you desire to hear from us?  How is it that you invite us to commune and pray with you, the Creator and Sustainer of all things?  Help us to seize moments this week to come away and be with you, to remember your presence with us in every moment of our day, no matter our circumstances saying to ourselves again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”  We offer our lives to you, Lord of all, desiring to surrender every corner of our person to your lordship:

I invite you to cast all your worries and concerns on the Lord.

Silence

I invite you to pray for those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.

Silence

I invite you to commit the work of your hands to the Lord.

Silence

I invite you to ask for discernment in all your decisions this week.

Silence

I invite you to offer up any other prayers and intercessions.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,

Our resurrection and our life.

We think of the women at your tomb, Lord Christ, those who first saw you after your glorious resurrection.  We imagine that locked room, where Thomas saw your wounds with his own eyes.  We think of the millions of our brothers and sisters throughout the ages who, though they have not seen you, together have believed and proclaimed your victory.  We join our voices with theirs to say it again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”  How good it is to be part of your church, stretching back to those first believers and spreading throughout the corners of the world.  Thank you Lord for those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith.  Our hearts are encouraged by their faithful examples and we remember them now, trusting that they are in your care.

I invite your thanksgivings to God for those who have died in the faith.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,

Our resurrection and our life.

Merciful God, we believe that we are sinners.  We trust your word, which teaches us that if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  We believe that if we confess our sins, you are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.

Silence

Leader & People:

Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;

in your compassion forgive us our sins,

known and unknown,

things done and left undone;

and so uphold us by your Spirit

that we may live and serve you in newness of life,

to the honor and glory of your Name;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayers for the Second Sunday of Easter – Year B (BCP)

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

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord, our hearts overflow with sounds of exultation and victory.
We will say it again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
This is your doing, O God who is our strength and salvation, yours alone,
And it is marvelous in our eyes.
On this day, you have acted;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

I invite your praises and thanksgivings.

Silence

Hear us Risen Christ,
Our resurrection and our life.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the Holy and Righteous One.
You are the Author of life.
We are your church, and we want to love you by obeying your commandments.  Help us to faithfully testify that you are the Christ,
That all people everywhere would know the glorious news: “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
For in you have all the families of the earth been blessed.

I invite you to pray for the work of the worldwide church, remembering especially people who have not yet heard the good news about Jesus.

Silence

I invite you to pray for the global Anglican Communion, remembering especially our lay ministers, priests, deacons, and bishops.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord, you know the world in which we live.
You dwelt among us and lived the suffering of the human condition.
You took upon yourself the weight of injustice and evil.
You see the entire world in this moment and no instance of pain escapes your attention.

We consider your cross, Jesus, and how hopeless it once appeared,
And we rejoice in your transforming power that brought about victory and new life from such a moment of darkness and despair.
We will say it again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
We trust in your everlasting triumph and look to you with hope.
Teach us to live in a world so torn asunder.
May your kingdom come in the midst of our suffering and pain.

I invite your prayers for those who suffer throughout the world and for those ministering to them in Christ’s name.

Silence

I invite your prayers for the leaders of the world, remembering especially Barack Obama our president.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord, though we have not seen you, we love you.
Count us part of those who have not seen and yet have believed!
Whatever our circumstances,
Help us to be people of faith,
People who believe in the living hope of your resurrection,
People whom you have sent out into the world in peace,
People who joyfully receive you, Holy Spirit, and who extend forgiveness to others.
People who say again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
We offer our lives to you, Lord of all, desiring to surrender every corner of our person to your lordship:

I invite you to cast all your worries and concerns on the Lord.
Silence

I invite you to commit the work of your hands to the Lord.
Silence

I invite you to ask for discernment in all your decisions this week.
Silence

I invite you to consider how you might love well those the Lord brings into your life this week.
Silence

I invite you to offer up any other prayers and intercessions.
Silence

Hear us Risen Christ,
Our resurrection and our life.

We think of the disciples, hidden away behind locked doors,
And we picture their fear turning to joy when they saw you.
We imagine Thomas, boldly laying his hands on your resurrection body and testifying to your lordship.
We remember the millions of our brothers and sisters throughout the ages who together have believed and proclaimed your victory.
We join our voices with theirs to say it again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
How good it is to be part of your church, stretching back to those first believers and spreading throughout the corners of the world.
Thank you Lord for those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith.
Our hearts are encouraged by their faithful examples and we pray for them now, trusting that they are in your care.

I invite your thanksgivings to God for those who have died in the faith.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.

Silence

Leader & People:
Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;
In your compassion forgive us our sins,
Known and unknown,
Things done and left undone;
And so uphold us by your Spirit
That we may live and serve you in newness of life,
To the honor and glory of your Name;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.