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

Hallelujah!  We give you praise, Sovereign Lord;
Let the Name of our Lord be blessed, from this time forth for evermore.

You are high above all nations, and your glory above the heavens;
Let the Name of our Lord be blessed, from this time forth for evermore

You lift up the poor and weak, and grant them joy in your presence;
Let the Name of our Lord be blessed, from this time forth for evermore.

Who is like our God, the one who sits enthroned on high, but stoops to behold he heavens and the earth?
Let the Name of our Lord be blessed, from this time forth for evermore.

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 20 – Year C (RCL), closest to September 21

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

We will give thanks to you, O Lord, with our whole hearts, for your glory is above the heavens;
From the rising of the sun to it setting, we will praise the name of the Lord!

You raise the poor from the dust and lift the needy from the ash heap, transforming them with glory and honor;
From the rising of the sun to it setting, we will praise the name of the Lord!

You bring fruitfulness from barrenness and give homes to the solitary;
From the rising of the sun to it setting, we will praise the name of the Lord!

Who is like our God, the One who looks down from the heights on the heavens on the earth?
From the rising of the sun to it setting, we will praise the name of the 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;
May we lead peaceful and godly lives.

You, Lord Christ, gave yourself as a ransom for all, and are the only mediator between God and men;
May all people be saved and come to the knowledge of the 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.

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 we would be people of prayer:
Satisfy us with your life-giving word.  

Give us opportunity to care for the poor and needy;
Satisfy us with your life-giving word.  

Reveal to us places where we act deceitfully or in anger;
Satisfy us with your life-giving word.  

Grant us faithfulness with all that you entrust to us;
Satisfy us with your life-giving word.  

We look to you, Lord of all, mindful of our helplessness,
Glorify your name in the midst of our need.

We look to you, Lord of all, mindful of our helpless
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 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (BCP & RCL)

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Readings: BCP – Nehemiah 8:2-10; Psalm 113; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Luke 4:14-21

RCL – Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21

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

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

Who is like you, O Lord our God?
You are enthroned on high, yet you come to us here on earth.
You proclaim good news to the poor and liberty to the captives.
You restore sight to the blind and free those who are oppressed.
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 the earth.

Silence

Jesus is the light of the world
May the whole earth know your 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 thank you for the unity you give us in your Spirit.
Keep division and pride far from us,
That we may care for one another as members of your body.
I invite your prayers for the church throughout the world.

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 in all that we do.
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.
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, remembering especially the people of Haiti.

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.

In faith, let us pray to the Lord, saying…Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

Who is like you, O Lord our God?
You are enthroned on high, yet you come to us here on earth.
You proclaim good news to the poor and liberty to the captives.
You restore sight to the blind and free those who are oppressed.
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 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 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 thank you for the unity you give us in your Spirit.
Keep division and pride far from us,
That we may care for one another as members of your body.
I invite your prayers for the church throughout the world.

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 in all that we do.
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.
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, remembering especially the people of Haiti.

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 OF THE PEOPLE: EPIPHANY 3
23 January 2010

23 January 2010
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: EPIPHANY 3