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

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Prayers for Proper 21, closest to September 28 – Year B (BCP)

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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 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.

Keep your people from speaking evil against each another;
Help us to humbly serve and welcome 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.

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 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 when we have chosen prayerlessness, have mercy on us.
Save us from the sickness of our mind, body, and soul.

For the times we have carried heavy burdens not our own and have been overwhelmed by our own wretchedness, have mercy on us.
Increase our faith, that we might wholly believe your word.

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.

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 19, closest to September 15 – Year B (RCL)

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Readings: Proverbs 1:20-33 and Psalm 19 (or Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-8:1) or Isaiah 50:4-9a and Psalm 116:1-8; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38

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

Death and the grave, grief and sorrow, overwhelm us;
I love the Lord, for he listens to my voice.

We call upon your Name, O Lord, and look for your salvation;
I love the Lord, for he listens to my voice.

You are gracious, O Lord, righteous and full of compassion;
I love the Lord, for he listens to my voice.

You help those who are beset by tears and stumbling; you rescue those who are in a low place;
I love the Lord, for he listens to my voice.

You grant our souls life, and we rest in your presence;
I love the Lord, for he listens to my voice.

This is our God.  Praise him, all you people, for he hears the voice of our supplications.  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;
Awaken our ears to listen to your life-giving words.

Make us like those who are taught,
That we may receive the lessons you have for us.

Quicken our tongues with gracious speech,
That we might sustain those who are weary.

Lord Christ, you are our help and our vindication;
Grant your church a courageous and obedient faith.

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:
 O Lord, we are beset by our own brokenness;
In humility, we ask for your grace.

Have mercy upon our double-mindedness;
We confess how easily we curse our brothers and sisters.

Redeem our tongues, Gracious Lord,
That our speech might be seasoned with your living water.

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 3rd Sunday in Lent – Year B (RCL)

Readings: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22

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

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Almighty God, your ways give life,
And your word is sweet in our mouths.
Revive our souls with the goodness of your law,
And give us the joy of your rewarding wisdom.
Your word reveals your character to us,
And we rejoice in the testimony of your righteousness.
May your commandments clarify our sight,
That we might live before you in reverent fear.
Come, Holy Spirit, and grant us a holy Lent.
Show us the error of our ways.
Keep far from us presumptuous sins,
That we might be ruled by you alone.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

The heavens declare you to be 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.

We pray for your church throughout the world.
During this season of Lent, shine the light of your law on our inner desires,
That we may rejoice in the hope of Christ crucified.
Glory to you, Lord Christ, our Power and our Wisdom,
For you have delivered us from this deathly struggle
And raised us up to new and unending life in you!

I invite you to pray for the church throughout the world, remembering espeically…

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 and perseverance.

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.
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.

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.
Let the words of our mouths
And the meditations of our hearts
Be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer,
 Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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.