Prayers for Proper 21 – Year C (RCL), closest to September 28

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

Eternal God, you keep our promise for ever;
Happy are we whose hope is in the Lord our God.

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

You set the prisoners free and lift up those who are bowed down;
Happy are we whose hope is in the Lord our God.

Who is like our God, the One who cares for all people, the One who will reign forever and ever through all generations?
Happy are we whose hope is in the Lord our God.

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;
Equip us to be rich in good works as we set our hope on you alone.

You richly provide us with everything to enjoy;
Help us to gratefully be generous and ready to share.

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, that we would invest in eternal treasure:
Strengthen us to take hold of that which is truly life.  

Give us opportunity to care for the poor and needy;
Strengthen us to take hold of that which is truly life.

Help us to choose righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness;
Strengthen us to take hold of that which is truly life.

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light;
Strengthen us to take hold of that which is truly life.

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 21 – Year C (BCP), closest to September 28

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

Eternal God, you keep our promise for ever;
Happy are we whose hope is in the Lord our God.

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

You set the prisoners free and lift up those who are bowed down;
Happy are we whose hope is in the Lord our God.

Who is like our God, the One who cares for all people, the One who will reign forever and ever through all generations?

Happy are we whose hope is in the Lord our God.

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;
Equip us to be rich in good works as we set our hope on you alone.

You richly provide us with everything to enjoy;
Help us to gratefully be generous and ready to share.

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, that we would invest in eternal treasure:
Strengthen us to take hold of that which is truly life.  

Give us opportunity to care for the poor and needy;
Strengthen us to take hold of that which is truly life.

Help us to choose righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness;
Strengthen us to take hold of that which is truly life.

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light;
Strengthen us to take hold of that which is truly life.

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 5 – Year C (RCL), closest to June 8

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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 exalted Lord, the restorer of health and life;
We remember your holiness and give you unending thanks.

You brought us up, O Lord, from the dead;
We remember your holiness and give you unending thanks.

You bear our grief and transform it into joy;
We remember your holiness and give you unending thanks.

Our hearts are yours, O Lord, and we will sing to you without ceasing;
We remember your holiness and give you unending thanks.

This is our God, the Holy One.
Come before him with thanksgiving, and offer him the sacrifice of praise.

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;
Be pleased to reveal Jesus in us.

You bring life and light to places overrun with darkness and death;
May the whole world know that your word is 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 the widows.

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 might follow the leading of your Spirit.

Deliver us from hardness of heart;
Show forth your glory in all that we do.

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 27, closest to November 9 – Year B (BCP)

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 18, closest to September 7 – 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 made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that is in them;
Blessed are they whose hope is in the Lord.

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

You set the prisoners free; you open the eyes of the blind and lift up those who are bowed down;
Blessed are they whose hope is in the Lord.

You care for strangers and sustain the orphan and the widow;
Blessed are they whose hope is in the Lord.

You love the righteous and frustrate the way of the wicked;
Blessed are they whose hope is in the Lord.

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;
Strengthen our anxious hearts.

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

You are the Lord our God, the one who keeps his promise forever;
You come with vengeance and salvation.

Quicken our ears to listen to you, and open our mouths to proclaim the good news of your kingdom;
For you have done all things well.

You, O Lord, shall reign forever and ever;
Come and restore all things.

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:
Teach us how to show forth our faith by our works.

Our hearts are bent toward partiality and we often judge others according to appearances;
Grow in us a deep and impartial love for the people you have placed in our lives. 

Cultivate our faith that we might bear much fruit for your glory;
May our actions demonstrate 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.