Prayers for Proper 23 – Year C (RCL), closest to October 12

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

We sing the glory of your Name, God of all the earth;
How awesome are your deeds, O Lord!

You led us out of our trouble and set our feet on dry land;
How awesome are your deeds, O Lord!

You keep our soul among the living and do not let our feet slip;
How awesome are your deeds, O Lord!

You have tested and tried us, yet you have brought us into a place of abundance;
How awesome are your deeds, O Lord!

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;
Grow gratitude in our hearts that we might give you unending thanks and praise.

Your word is not bound; indeed it is living and active and spreads throughout the whole earth;
Enable us to rightly handle your word of 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 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:
Equip us to persevere in the faith.  

Help us to discern when we aim to please others over you;
Equip us to persevere in the faith.

Give as an endurance that looks forward to the completion of our salvation;
Equip us to persevere in the faith.

Lord Jesus Christ, you have risen from the dead, the offspring of David, the one in whom we place all our hopes for healing and wholeness;
Equip us to persevere in the faith.

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.
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Prayers for the Fifth Sunday of Easter – Year B (BCP)

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

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

Come now and see the works of our God,
How wonderful he is in his doing toward all people.
Bless our God, you peoples;
Worship the one who holds our souls in life;
Make the voice of his praise to be heard:
Indeed, Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!
How awesome are your deeds, O Lord.
All the earth bows down before you, sings to you, sings out your Name.

I invite your praises and thanksgivings.

Silence

Hear us Risen Christ,
Our resurrection and our life.

Sovereign Lord, we lay it in our heart that you are Lord in heaven above and on earth beneath.
There is no other besides you.
We have seen your mighty acts and known your great power.
May all the earth resound with your praise,
Proclaiming your victory over sin and death, saying:
“Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
Grant your church grace to grow in our knowledge of the Scriptures,
To faithfully tell others your good news at every opportunity,
And to love you by obeying your commands.

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 have laid down your life for us.
You have given us new life in your life, and we praise you, saying:
 “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
We, your church, believe that you are the only Son of God.
Help us to love you in word and deed,
Obeying your commandments and laying down our lives for our brothers.
Abide with us as we abide in you.
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.