Prayers for the 4th 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.

Your praise is continually in our mouths, O Lord,
And we exult your name together!
When we were beset by fears,
We sought you, and you answered us with your deliverance.
You saved us out of all our troubles.
May our souls ever boast in you alone.

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.
Long have we wandered in lands that are waste.
Many times over have we squandered our inheritance,
And we often beg to live as your slaves.
Gracious Father, teach your church what it means to be your children,
As we rest in our restored relationship with you
And rejoice with you over the miracle of salvation.
Quicken our hearts to respond to you,
And make your people fruitful as we share in the power of your death and resurrection,
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 are the God who reconciles the world to yourself,
Making us new creations,
And entrusting to us the message of your reconciliation.
Thank you for your gracious goodness to us through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayers for Proper 14, closest to August 10 – 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.
Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; let us exalt his name together.
O taste and see that Our Lord is good.
We call out in our affliction, and the Lord delivers us from our terror.
O taste and see that Our Lord is good.
The Lord gives us his good commandments and feeds us with his living word.
O taste and see that Our Lord is good.
The Lord sends us the bread from heaven that gives true life to the world.
O taste and see that Our Lord is good.
We will eat and be full, and we will bless the Lord our God for the goodness he has given us.
O taste and see that Our Lord is good.
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;
May all people look to Christ and believe in him.
You, Lord Christ, love us and gave yourself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Teach us so to walk in your love.
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the bread of life;
Give us this bread always.
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, made up of your beloved children;
May we imitate you in all things.
Put far from us falsehood and corrupting talk;
May our words ever give grace to those who hear.
Help us to be tenderhearted and kind to one another.
Enable us to forgive others as you have forgiv en us.
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.