Prayers for the 5th Sunday in Lent – Year C (RCL)

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

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

God of our Fathers,
You always lead your people forward into freedom,
Delivering us from our enemies,
And miraculously calling forth life in the face of death and barrenness.
You have done new things among us,
A deliverance that brings your living waters to our deserts,
That quenches our thirst with the satisfaction of your presence.
Lord God, you have made us like those who dream.
Our mouths are filled with laughter,
And our tongues with shouts of joy.
We will say with all the nations:
The Lord has done great things for us!
We are glad in your presence, Holy God,
And with all creation we will declare your praise.

I invite your praises and thanksgivings to the Lord.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

You are the rightful Lord of the whole creation,
And you alone are worthy of the worship and service of all people.
May your kingdom come in the midst of unrest and war,
Set to rights our earth ridden with corruption and violence, brutality and suffering.
We commit into your care the plight of the world,
Asking that your life-giving Word would spread to every corner of the globe.

I invite you to pray for the world, remembering especially Barack, our president, and the other leaders of our country.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are our God, and we are your people.
Nothing is worth more than knowing you.
We want to gain you and be found in you,
To stand in the righteousness you’ve given us by faith,
And to share in your death and resurrection.
Grant your church single-minded focus,
To press on for the upward call you’ve given us in Christ,
To forget all that lies behind,
And to strain forward to all that you have promised,
That your name would be glorified to the ends of the earth.

I invite you to pray for the church throughout the world.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We ask that your will be done in our lives and in the world.
We humble ourselves before you, praying for all that weighs heavily on our hearts as we remember our own cares and the needs of others.

We pray for those who suffer because of injustice and human evil.
We remember victims of abuse, slaves, prisoners, orphans, widows, and those captive to addictions and despair.
We pray for the depressed, the lonely and forgotten, for those weighed down by anxiety and guilt, and for anyone whose spirit has been crushed and deeply wounded.
We remember the starving, the sick, the poor, the homeless, the terminally ill, and those crippled by pain and infirmity.
The groaning of the world is too much for us to bear.
Come quickly to us, Lord Jesus, you who took on flesh and understand all our pain.
Let us drink deeply of the peace of your presence.

I invite you to pray for the needs of others.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We ask that you would sustain us this week,
And we trust that you are present with us every day.
Give us a hunger for your word,
And help us to make space to listen to you.
We confess our need for you:
For your wisdom and guidance,
For your protection and provision,
For your help and comfort.
In every area of our lives we need you, Lord,
And we ask that you would be our daily portion.

I invite your prayers for the upcoming week..

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, you know us through and through.
Look in the deep places of our beings, and create in us clean hearts.
Give us a right abhorrence for our own sins.
Help us to be alert and self-controlled,
That we may flee the snares of our enemy.
Reveal areas of unconfessed sin,
And give us godly sorrow that leads to repentance.
Show us where we have withheld forgiveness,
And, because of your great mercy, grant us grace to forgive others.
Deliver us from evil, Merciful Father,
And sustain us with your gracious and bountiful Spirit.

I invite your prayers for repentance, forgiveness, and deliverance from evil.

Silence

Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We thank you for your church,
For all who have been given your grace in Christ Jesus.
We remember now those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith, trusting that they are in your care.

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

Silence

Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Holy God, you dwell among your people,
And our hearts are full of gratitude for your closeness.
Who is like you, O Lord?
Your majesty astounds us,
Your holiness overwhelms us,
And yet, in your mercy you draw near to us.
You, Lord Christ, are the beloved son of the Father,
The one who humbled himself and came to dwell among us.
As we look forward to Holy Week,
Ready our hearts us to receive your coming
That we might eagerly anoint you with all we have to give,
 Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
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Prayers for the 5th Sunday in Lent – Year C (BCP)

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

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

God of our Fathers,
You always lead your people forward into freedom,
Delivering us from our enemies,
And miraculously calling forth life in the face of death and barrenness.
You have done new things among us,
A deliverance that brings your living waters to our deserts,
That quenches our thirst with the satisfaction of your presence.
Lord God, you have made us like those who dream.
Our mouths are filled with laughter,
And our tongues with shouts of joy.
We will say with all the nations:
The Lord has done great things for us!
We are glad in your presence, Holy God,
And with all creation we will declare your praise.

I invite your praises and thanksgivings to the Lord.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

You are the rightful Lord of the whole creation,
And you alone are worthy of the worship and service of all people.
May your kingdom come in the midst of unrest and war,
Set to rights our earth ridden with corruption and violence, brutality and suffering.
We commit into your care the plight of the world,
Asking that your life-giving Word would spread to every corner of the globe.

I invite you to pray for the world, remembering especially Barack, our president, and the other leaders of our country.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are our God, and we are your people.
Nothing is worth more than knowing you.
We want to gain you and be found in you,
To stand in the righteousness you’ve given us by faith,
And to share in your death and resurrection.
Grant your church single-minded focus,
To press on for the upward call you’ve given us in Christ,
To forget all that lies behind,
And to strain forward to all that you have promised,
That your name would be glorified to the ends of the earth.

I invite you to pray for the church throughout the world.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We ask that your will be done in our lives and in the world.
We humble ourselves before you, praying for all that weighs heavily on our hearts as we remember our own cares and the needs of others.
We pray for those who suffer because of injustice and human evil.
We remember victims of abuse, slaves, prisoners, orphans, widows, and those captive to addictions and despair.
We pray for the depressed, the lonely and forgotten, for those weighed down by anxiety and guilt, and for anyone whose spirit has been crushed and deeply wounded.
We remember the starving, the sick, the poor, the homeless, the terminally ill, and those crippled by pain and infirmity.
The groaning of the world is too much for us to bear.
Come quickly to us, Lord Jesus, you who took on flesh and understand all our pain.
Let us drink deeply of the peace of your presence.

I invite you to pray for the needs of others.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We ask that you would sustain us this week,
And we trust that you are present with us every day.
Give us a hunger for your word,
And help us to make space to listen to you.
We confess our need for you:
For your wisdom and guidance,
For your protection and provision,
For your help and comfort.
In every area of our lives we need you, Lord,
And we ask that you would be our daily portion.

I invite your prayers for the upcoming week..

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, you know us through and through.
Look in the deep places of our beings, and create in us clean hearts.
Give us a right abhorrence for our own sins.
Help us to be alert and self-controlled,
That we may flee the snares of our enemy.
Reveal areas of unconfessed sin,
And give us godly sorrow that leads to repentance.
Show us where we have withheld forgiveness,
And, because of your great mercy, grant us grace to forgive others.
Deliver us from evil, Merciful Father,
And sustain us with your gracious and bountiful Spirit.

I invite your prayers for repentance, forgiveness, and deliverance from evil.

Silence

Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We thank you for your church,
For all who have been given your grace in Christ Jesus.
We remember now those who have gone before us, those who have died in the faith, trusting that they are in your care.

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

Silence

Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Holy God, you dwell among your people,
And our hearts are full of gratitude for your closeness.
Who is like you, O Lord?
Your majesty astounds us,
Your holiness overwhelms us,
And yet, in your mercy you draw near to us.
You, Lord Christ, are the beloved son of the Father,
The one who humbled himself and came to dwell among us.
As we look forward to Holy Week,
Ready our hearts us to receive your coming
That we might eagerly welcome you into your vineyard,
 Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayers for the 2nd Sunday in Advent – Year C (BCP)

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Readings: Baruch 5:1-9 ; Psalm 126; Philippians 1:1-11; Luke 3:1-6

Sovereign Lord,
We are glad in your presence,
And we will rejoice forever in your salvation.
We eagerly await the promise of your redemption of all things
And look intently for your coming.
May all nations proclaim: The Lord has done great things for us,
And we are glad indeed!

What can we do to make ready our hearts for you?
Show us how to prepare your way, O Lord.
We come to you in repentance and humility,
And we desire to give you level paths to our hearts.
Hear now the prayers and thanksgivings we offer in your name.

Silence.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We pray for the worldwide church.
We trust that you will bring to completion the work you have begun in your church.
Grant Advent Anglican your grace to joyfully partner with others for the sake of the gospel as we wait for and hasten your coming.
We commit the work of the Church to you, especially…

Silence. 

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Sovereign Lord, you are the help and hope of all nations.
You care for the people of all lands:
The hungry and oppressed,
Those who live in peace and prosperity,
And those bowed down with troubles,
The righteous and the wicked – all souls are yours.

We think of all the areas in the world that are torn by war, disease and hunger,
Communities that are overridden by corruption and injustice,
Places where the poor and oppressed cry out,
Places where the rich and well-fed are weighed down and heavy-hearted.
We humbly tell you of the needs we see in the world around us,
And ask that your kingdom would come to all people.

Silence.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer. 

We pray for the needs of our community here in Seattle.
Grow in us a greater love for our neighbors, our classmates and coworkers, our families, friends, and enemies.
May our love abound with knowledge and discernment.
Teach us to approve what is excellent,
And fill us with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Christ.
Give us a love for your creation and the wisdom to steward your earth responsibly.
Help us to live this week expecting you, Lord Jesus, to come into every area of our lives, especially…

Silence.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

O Lord, as we consider the suffering and trouble of those near to us,
Grant us the mind of Christ to look on pain and yet trust in your character.

We believe that you come to your people, even in the midst of suffering.
We remember those who suffer in body, mind, and spirit.
Come to them now, merciful Lord, and sustain them in your presence.
We commit to your care all those in pain, especially…

Silence.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We trust your Word, that Jesus is the firstborn among many brethren,
That those who have died in Christ will also live with him.

Help us to believe this promise of eternal life and, so believing, to eagerly await your return.
We entrust to your continual care our brothers and sisters who have died in the faith, especially…

Silence.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

You are our God.
We will declare it without fear:
Behold, the Lord God who does great things!
Behold, the Lord God who brings joy to his people!
Behold, the Lord God who is worthy of all glory and praise!
This is our God,
The glorious one,
The one who comes to his people,
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Silence

We wait for you alone 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.