Prayers for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C (RCL)

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Readings: Acts 9:1-6 (7-20); Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19

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

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

Your word, O Lord, is right,
And all your works are sure.
Open our eyes to see your loving-kindness that fills the whole earth.
Stir our hearts to welcome your eternal will,
That we might rejoice in you, O Lord, and sing praises to your Name,
Saying again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the Lamb who was slain,
The one worthy of power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.
By your blood you have ransomed people from every tribe and language and people and nation
And have made us a kingdom and priests to our God.
We know that you are the Lord,
Even as you are revealed to us in Scripture and the breaking of the bread.
Teach your church to obey your commands in all things,
And grant us fruitfulness as we testify of you throughout the world,
Saying with all people everywhere, “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 your prayers for Advent Anglican.

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.

I invite your prayers for those who suffer throughout the world and for those ministering to them in Christ’s name.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord, you have made us an everlasting covenant
And sealed it with the blood of salvation.
Give us one heart and one way,
That we might fear you forever,
For our good and for the good of all generations.
Put holy fear in our hearts
That we might cling to you.
Plant us in your faithfulness,
For we are your people, called by your name,
And marked with your death and resurrection.
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 offer up any other prayers and intercessions.
Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
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 thank you for 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!”
Our hearts are encouraged by the faithful examples of those who have died in the faith,
And we remember them now, trusting that they are in your care.

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.

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Prayers for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C (RCL)

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Readings: Acts 5:7-32; Psalm 118:14-29; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31

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!”
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.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the Lord of life who triumphs over death and the grave.
You are the exalted one, our Lord and our God.
Come to us in the midst of our fear and uncertainty,
That we might know the wounds you have born for the whole world.
Come, Holy Spirit, and give us courage and faith
That we might testify of the risen Christ throughout the earth,
Saying with all people everywhere, “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 your prayers for Advent Anglican.

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.

I invite your prayers for those who suffer throughout the world and for those ministering to them in Christ’s name.

Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord, though we have not seen you, we love you.
Count us part of those who have not seen and yet have believed!
Whatever our circumstances,
Help us to be people of faith,
People who believe in the living hope of your resurrection,
People who say 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 offer up any other prayers and intercessions.
Silence

Hear us Risen Lord,
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 thank you for 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 again and again, “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
Our hearts are encouraged by the faithful examples of those who have died in the faith,
And we remember them now, trusting that they are in your care.

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 Last Sunday of Epiphany, Year C (BCP & RCL)

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Readings: BCP – Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13; Luke 9:28-36

RCL – Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-36, 37-43a

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

Jesus, light of the world
May the whole earth know your brightness.

The Lord is King, enthroned upon the cherubim.
Tremble before him, all people, and confess his great and awesome Name.
O mighty King, lover of justice,
You have established equity;
You will execute justice and righteousness in all the earth.
We will proclaim your greatness O Lord our God,
And worship you in your holy place,
For you, O Lord, are the Holy One.
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, 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.
Lord Christ, you are the Holy One of God.
The beloved Son of the Father,
In whom he is well pleased.
May all nations listen to you
And give you right and due honor and glory.

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 praise you that you have revealed yourself to your people.
Come, Holy Spirit, and fill your church with your unfailing love,
That we might live in the truth of your love.
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 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

Prayers for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (BCP & RCL)

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Readings: BCP – Psalm 71:1-6,15-17; Jeremiah 1:4-10; 1 Corinthians 14:12b-20; Luke 4:21-32

RCL – Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30

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?
Our mouths shall recount your mighty acts and saving deeds.
We will begin with the innumerable works of the Lord our God;
We will recall your righteousness, yours alone.
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 gift of prayer and thanksgiving.
Give us maturity of thought,
That we may build up and instruct one another in your Spirit.
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 for Pentecost Sunday – 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.

You send forth your Spirit;
And all creation is made new.

You open your life-sustaining hand;
And we are filled with good things.

You, O Lord, rejoice in the work of your hands;
And we delight in your everlasting glory.

We will sing praises to you as long as we live;
Be pleased, O Lord, with our joy.

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;
Fill us with your life-giving Spirit.

Guide your people into all truth;
That we might bear witness about You.

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.

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,
That we might follow the leading of your Spirit.

All of creation longs for your life-giving touch;
We hope in your saving promises.

Intercede for us by the inspiration of your Spirit;
For we do not even know how to pray.

Deliver us from hardness of heart;
Show forth your glory in all that we do.

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 4th Sunday of Easter – Year B (RCL)

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

Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord, our Shepherd,
You have led us into spacious places,
Where we find living water and rest for our souls.
When we are surrounded by fears and beset by death,
We look for the peace of your presence,
And we trust in your promises.
We join the feast you have prepared for us, proclaiming that
 “Jesus has triumphed!  Jesus is exalted!”
Surely your goodness and mercy will keep us all our days,
And we shall dwell in your house forever.

I invite your praises and thanksgivings.

Silence

Hear us Risen Christ,
Our resurrection and our life.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You alone are the anointed one,
The one who fulfills the purposes set from before the foundations of the world.
Grant your church great grace to continue to speak your word with all boldness.
Fill us up, Holy Spirit, that we might testify to the healing and saving power of the resurrection,
Saying with one heart and soul:
“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, how good you are to us!
You have laid down your very life for your sheep.
You have brought us into your flock,
That we might listen to your voice and find safe pasture.
Protect us from the one who would steal and kill and destroy.
Who would rob us of your precious gift of abundant life.
You are our Good Shepherd.
How we long for more of your presence!
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.