Prayers for Proper 25 – Year C (RCL), closest to October 26

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

Our souls long for your courts, O Lord of hosts;
Happy are we who dwell in your house and are ever praising you!

Our hearts and our flesh rejoice in the living God;
Happy are we who dwell in your house and are ever praising you!

We have found a home in your presence, Our King and Our God;
Happy are we who dwell in your house and are ever praising you!

Who is like our God, the One who strengthens his people, the One who reveals himself to all who seek after him?

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;
Help us to humble ourselves before you.

Our backslidings are many, and we have sinned against you, Holy God;
God, be merciful to us sinners.

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:

You, O Lord, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name;
Do not forsake us, O Lord, our God.  

Grant us grace to diligently fulfill our callings and to keep the faith;
Do not forsake us, O Lord, our God.    

Strengthen us to proclaim your message by our words and deeds;
Do not forsake us, O Lord, our God.    

Rescue us from every evil deed and bring us safely to your heavenly kingdom;
Do not forsake us, O Lord, our God.  

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 Proper 25 – Year C (BCP), closest to October 26

Download Prayers for Proper 25 – Year C, BCP

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

Our souls long for your courts, O Lord of hosts;
Happy are we who dwell in your house and are ever praising you!

Our hearts and our flesh rejoice in the living God;
Happy are we who dwell in your house and are ever praising you!

We have found a home in your presence, Our King and Our God;
Happy are we who dwell in your house and are ever praising you!

Who is like our God, the One who strengthens his people, the One who reveals himself to all who seek after him?

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;
Help us to humble ourselves before you.

Our backslidings are many, and we have sinned against you, Holy God;
God, be merciful to us sinners.

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:

You, O Lord, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name;
Do not forsake us, O Lord, our God.  

Grant us grace to diligently fulfill our callings and to keep the faith;
Do not forsake us, O Lord, our God.    

Strengthen us to proclaim your message by our words and deeds;
Do not forsake us, O Lord, our God.    

Rescue us from every evil deed and bring us safely to your heavenly kingdom;
Do not forsake us, O Lord, our God.  

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 Christmas Eve, Christmas, & the 1st and 2nd Sundays in Christmas – Year C (BCP)

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We rejoice in you, O Lord.
Our souls exult in you,
For you have clothed us with the garments of salvation;
And covered us with the robe of righteousness.

From your fullness we have all received,
Grace upon grace.
Our souls feast on your abundance,
And we are satisfied.

In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.

Silence.

All people are subject to you, Sovereign Lord.
No corner of the world is hidden from you.
Gather your people from the farthest parts of the earth.
In your mercy, claim a great company from every nation.
All souls belong to you,
And we commend them into your loving care.

We pray for all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.

For this community, the nation, and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.

Lord Christ, eternal Word of God,
You are light and life, the Creator of all things.
You became flesh and dwelt among us.
You know our world:
Full of sorrow and longing for your return.

Make yourself known to all people.
Reveal your glory,
Full of grace and truth.
Turn mourning into joy,
And sorrow into gladness,
That all people everywhere would be satisfied with the goodness of your salvation.

We pray for the just and proper use of your creation;
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.

For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
You have blessed us in him with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.
What manner of love is this that we should be called your children?
That you would redeem us, adopt us as your children, and call us your heirs?
We praise your glorious grace, O Lord,
Lavished on us in Christ Jesus.

Father of glory,
Give your church a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of you.
Enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
That we may know the hope to which you have called us,
The riches of your glorious inheritance in the saints,
And the immeasurable greatness of your power toward us who believe.

We pray for the peace and unity of the Church of God;
For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.

For Onesphore and Bob, our Archbishops, and Steve, Ken, and Kevin, our Bishops, and for all bishops and other ministers;
For all who serve God in his Church.

Happy are they who dwell in your house, O Lord!
May our hearts and our flesh rejoice in the living God.

Happy are the people whose strength is in you!
Set our hearts on the pilgrim way that we may follow you alone.

Happy are those who put their trust in you, O Lord of hosts!
Help us to seek you earnestly in all things.

We pray for the special needs and concerns of this congregation.
I invite you to add your own petitions.

Silence.

Hear us, Lord,
For your mercy is great.

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.
I invite you to add your own thanksgivings.

Silence.

We will exalt you, O God our King;
And praise your Name for ever and ever.

We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.

Silence.

Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
Who put their trust in you.

We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.

Silence.

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 Christmas Eve, Christmas, & the 1st and 2nd Sundays in Christmas – Year C (RCL)

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We rejoice in you, O Lord.
Our souls exult in you,
For you have clothed us with the garments of salvation;
And covered us with the robe of righteousness.

From your fullness we have all received,
Grace upon grace.
Our souls feast on your abundance,
And we are satisfied.

In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.

Silence.

All people are subject to you, Sovereign Lord.
No corner of the world is hidden from you.
Gather your people from the farthest parts of the earth.
In your mercy, claim a great company from every nation.
All souls belong to you,
And we commend them into your loving care.

We pray for all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.

For this community, the nation, and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.

Lord Christ, eternal Word of God,
You are light and life, the Creator of all things.
You became flesh and dwelt among us.
You know our world:
Full of sorrow and longing for your return.

Make yourself known to all people.
Reveal your glory,
Full of grace and truth.
Turn mourning into joy,
And sorrow into gladness,
That all people everywhere would be satisfied with the goodness of your salvation.

We pray for the just and proper use of your creation;
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.

For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
You have blessed us in him with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.
What manner of love is this that we should be called your children?
That you would redeem us, adopt us as your children, and call us your heirs?
We praise your glorious grace, O Lord,
Lavished on us in Christ Jesus.

Father of glory,
Give your church a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of you.
Enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
That we may know the hope to which you have called us,
The riches of your glorious inheritance in the saints,
And the immeasurable greatness of your power toward us who believe.

We pray for the peace and unity of the Church of God;
For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.

For Onesphore and Bob, our Archbishops, and Steve, Ken, and Kevin, our Bishops, and for all bishops and other ministers;
For all who serve God in his Church.

Happy are they who dwell in your house, O Lord!
May our hearts and our flesh rejoice in the living God.

Happy are the people whose strength is in you!
Set our hearts on the pilgrim way that we may follow you alone.

Happy are those who put their trust in you, O Lord of hosts!
Help us to seek you earnestly in all things.

We pray for the special needs and concerns of this congregation.
I invite you to add your own petitions.

Silence.

Hear us, Lord,
For your mercy is great.

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.
I invite you to add your own thanksgivings.

Silence.

We will exalt you, O God our King;
And praise your Name for ever and ever.

We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.

Silence.

Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
Who put their trust in you.

We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.

Silence.

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 Proper 16, closest to August 24 – 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.

Blessed are you, O Lord, for you root us in the strength of your might;
The Lord is our strength and our deliverer.

You have equipped us to stand firm against the evil one;
The Lord is our strength and our deliverer.

Surround us with your belt of truth, and guard our hearts with the righteousness of Christ;
The Lord is our strength and our deliverer.

Make our feet quick with the gospel of peace, and strengthen our faith at all times;
The Lord is our strength and our deliverer.

Secure over our minds the truth of our salvation, and help us to hold fast to your word;
The Lord is our strength and our deliverer.

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;
Help us to persevere in prayer for all the saints.

Give us your words to proclaim the mystery of the gospel with boldness;
May our lips and hearts truly honor you.

Lord Jesus Christ, you have the words of eternal life;
Help us to believe in you 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:
May we fear you alone;
Help us to daily choose to serve you in sincerity and faithfulness. 

You have delivered us out of our slavery to sin;
Show us areas where we are idolatrous and serve other gods.

Incline our hearts to you, for you are the only true God;
The Lord our God we will serve, and his voice we will obey. 

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.