Prayers for Proper 14 – Year C (RCL), closest to August 10

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

You have fashioned the hearts of all people on earth, and you understand our works;
Our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.

Your eye watches over those who fear you and wait upon your love;
Our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.

Our souls wait for you alone, O Lord, for you are our help and our shield;
Our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.

Let your loving-kindness, Sovereign God, be upon us;
Our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.

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;
Ready us for action and keep us faithful to the end.

You, Almighty God, are our shield and very great reward;
Truly, we put our faith in your eternal promises.

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,
Keep us alert, ready for action, and mindful of your promises.

Soften our hearts to the poor and needy and spur us to give on their behalf;
Grant us a hunger for your eternal kingdom.

Lord Jesus Christ, you have promised us this kingdom;
Grow our faith to so believe and act on your promises.

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 14 – Year C (BCP), closest to August 10

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

You have fashioned the hearts of all people on earth, and you understand our works;
Our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.

Your eye watches over those who fear you and wait upon your love;
Our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.

Our souls wait for you alone, O Lord, for you are our help and our shield;
Our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.

Let your loving-kindness, Sovereign God, be upon us;
Our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.

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;
Ready us for action and keep us faithful to the end.

You, Almighty God, are our shield and very great reward;
Truly, we put our faith in your eternal promises.

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,
Keep us alert, ready for action, and mindful of your promises.

Soften our hearts to the poor and needy and spur us to give on their behalf;
Grant us a hunger for your eternal kingdom.

Lord Jesus Christ, you have promised us this kingdom;
Grow our faith to so believe and act on your promises.

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 Second Sunday in Lent – Year A (BCP)

Readings: Genesis 12:1-8; Psalm 33:12-22; Romans 4:1-17; John 3:1-17

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

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord of all the earth, enthroned in everlasting glory,
What can we say in your presence?
How can we offer you the honor due your name?
We add our voices to the unending chorus of all creation’s praise,
For you are our God.
You are our help.
You are our deliverer.
You are the one who calls things that do not exist into existence, the one who gives life to the dead.
We wait in silence for God alone.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Praise be to the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, the Savior and Redeemer of all creation!
Through you, Lord Christ, all the families on earth are blessed.
Through you the kingdom of God has come among us, in the midst of unrest and war.
You have set to rights our world ridden with corruption and violence, brutality and suffering.
Come now Lord, and be lifted up among all the peoples of the earth,
That many would believe in you and be saved.

I invite you to pray for the world, remembering especially the people of Kenya, the Congo, Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Korea.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We pray for your church throughout the world.
How we long to be people of faith, Lord,
People who believe your promise!
Come Holy Spirit, and give us an abiding awareness that our wages are only death and sin.
Help us to believe your word, as Abraham did, and, so believing, to receive your forgiveness.
We delight in your blessing, O Lord,
And we receive with gratitude and faith the gift of Jesus, our Savior.
We join our brothers and sisters around the world as we praise your glorious name,
Lord Jesus Christ, you who save your people from their sins.

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 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.
You are our help and our shield.
Indeed, our hearts rejoice in you,
And our souls wait for you alone.
Let your loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us,
As we have put our trust in you, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

2nd Sunday in Lent, Year A

Readings: Genesis 12:1-8; Psalm 33:12-22; Romans 4:1-17; John 3:1-17

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

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Lord of all the earth, enthroned in everlasting glory, what can we say in your presence?  How can we offer you the honor due your name?  We add our voices to the unending chorus of all creation’s praise.  For you are our God.  You are our help.  You are our deliverer.  You are the one who calls things that do not exist into existence, the one who gives life to the dead.  We wait in silence for God alone.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Praise be to the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, the Savior and Redeemer of the world!  Through you, Lord Christ, all the families on earth are blessed.  Through you the kingdom of God has come among us, in the midst of unrest and war, corruption and violence, brutality and human suffering.  Come now Lord, and be lifted up among all the peoples of the earth, that many would believe in you and be saved.

I invite you to pray for the world, remembering especially the people of Kenya, the Congo, Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Korea.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

We pray for your church throughout the world.  How we long to be people of faith, Lord, people who believe the promise!  Come Holy Spirit, and give us an abiding awareness that our wages are only death and sin.  Help us to believe your word, as Abraham did, and, so believing, to receive your forgiveness.  We delight in your blessing, O Lord, and we receive with gratitude and faith the gift of Jesus, our savior.  We join our brothers and sisters around the world as we praise your glorious name, Jesus Christ, you who save your people from their sins.

I invite you to pray for the church throughout the world, remembering especially our brothers and sisters in Rwamagana Parish, Rwanda and Boma, Dominican Republic.

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 believe that you, the creator and sustainer of all things, care for all people and are mindful of their needs.  We remember those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.  We pray for the poor, the sick, the afflicted, the lonely, the forgotten, the oppressed and the desperate.  The groaning of the world is too much for us to bear.  Come quickly to us, Lord Jesus, you who understand all our pain.  May your presence be our peace.

I invite you to pray for your own requests and for the needs of others.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

We ask that you would sustain us this week, trusting 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.

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.

Our hearts are full of gratitude for your nearness, holy God who dwells among his people.  Who is like you, O Lord?  Your majesty astounds us, your holiness overwhelms us, and yet, in your mercy you draw near to us.  Our souls wait for you alone, Lord God; you are our help and our shield.  Indeed, our hearts rejoice in you, for in your holy Name we put our trust.  Let your loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us, as we have put our trust in you, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayers for the Sixth 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, your word is right,
And all your works are sure.
You love righteousness and justice,
And your loving-kindness fills the whole earth.
Let all the earth fear you;
Let all who dwell in the world stand in awe of you, saying:
Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!

I invite your praises and thanksgivings.

Silence

Hear us Risen Christ,
Our resurrection and our life.

Enable your church, O Lord, to remain faithful in steadfast purpose,
And to keep your commandments whole-heartedly.
We have come to know and believe the love that you have lavished upon us.
Through the gift of your Spirit, abide with us and perfect your love in us,
That we might eagerly love one another in word and deed.
May the life of your church reveal you in this world,
Proclaiming through faithful witness that Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!

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.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You manifest the love of God to us.
You have given us new life in your life, and we praise you, saying:
 “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
Help us to see how to strategically love those around us.
And quicken our wills to seize concrete opportunities to love one another.
Make us mindful of your abiding presence
That fear might be cast out by your perfecting love.
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.

How good it is to be part of your church, stretching back to those who first believed and spreading throughout the corners of the world.
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!”
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.

Prayers for The Great Vigil of Easter – All Years (BCP & RCL)

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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!”
Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in might;
Your right hand, O Lord, has overthrown the enemy.
Who is like you, O Lord, glorious in holiness, awesome in renown, and worker of wonders?
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.

Your word, O Lord, is right,
And all your works are sure.
Your loving-kindness fills the whole earth,
And your word sustains every living thing.
We have heard the record of your saving deeds in history,
How you saved your people in ages past.
Bring us now into the fullness of redemption,
For surely it is God alone who saves us.
We will trust in you and not be afraid,
Saying again and again to the entire world, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
May your deeds be known to the ends of the earth.
And may your name be exalted among all peoples,
For you are worthy of unending praise.

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.

You are the Lord,
Our good above all other.
You are our portion and our cup.
In you our souls delight,
And you have given us a goodly heritage.
We believe that your ways are good.
Incline our ears to your teaching,
And enable us to look to you in hope,
Whatever our circumstances,
Joyfully calling to mind 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 women at your tomb, Lord Christ, those who first saw you after your glorious resurrection.
We imagine the other disciples as they heard of your victory and saw you with their own eyes.
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.