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 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 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 5th Sunday in Lent – Year B (RCL)

Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33

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

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

O God of our salvation, your steadfast love and abundant mercy
Have given us the joy of your salvation.
Our iniquity and transgressions have been ever before us,
And we know full well the death that riddles our lives.
All praise and glory be to you, Lord Christ,
For you have washed us and delivered us from all our sin.
We will sing aloud of your righteousness.
You have opened our lips,
And our mouths shall declare your praises.

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.
How we long to follow you and serve you with our lives!
You have written your law on our hearts,
That the whole world might know of your great love.
Quicken our hearts to respond to you,
And make your church 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 worldwide church, remembering especially…

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.
Create in us clean hearts, O God,
And renew right spirits within us.
We long for the goodness of your presence
And depend on the work of your Holy Spirit.
Grant us the joy of your salvation,
And strengthen our willing spirits
That we might declare the glory of your ways with our words and lives
 Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayers for the 5th Sunday in Lent – Year B (BCP)

Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51; Hebrews 5:1-10; John 12:20-33

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

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

O God of our salvation, your steadfast love and abundant mercy
Have given us the joy of your salvation.
Our iniquity and transgressions have been ever before us,
And we know full well the death that riddles our lives.
All praise and glory be to you, Lord Christ,
For you have washed us and delivered us from all our sin.
We will sing aloud of your righteousness.
You have opened our lips,
And our mouths shall declare your praises.

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 the people of Kenya, the Congo, Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Korea.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are our God, and we are your people.
How we long to follow you and serve you with our lives!
You have written your law on our hearts,
That the whole world might know of your great love.
Quicken our hearts to respond to you,
And make your church fruitful as we share in the power of your death and resurrection,
That your name would be glorified to the ends of the earth.

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.
Create in us clean hearts, O God,
And renew right spirits within us.
We long for the goodness of your presence
And depend on the work of your Holy Spirit.
Grant us the joy of your salvation,
And strengthen our willing spirits
That we might declare the glory of your ways with our words and lives
 Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayers for the 4th Sunday in Lent – Year B (BCP)

Readings: 2 Chronicles 36:14-23; Psalm 122; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 6:4-15

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

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord God, you are compassionate and merciful,
And your great love toward us abounds forever.
In the midst of our rebellion and sin,
You sent your saving Word to revive us.
We praise the richness of your mercy,
And we rejoice in your lavish saving grace.
We will boast in you alone, Merciful Lord,
For your kindness toward us throughout the ages.

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 the people of Kenya, the Congo, Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Korea.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the bread of life,
The one whose very presence nourishes your church.
We gratefully receive your daily provision,
And we look to you to multiply the little we have,
So that our humble offerings and selves would be sufficient for the tasks you have set before us.
We desire to walk in the good works you have prepared for us,
That our lives might display the beauty of your gracious workmanship.
Strengthen your church to exalt you alone,
That all nations might be drawn to your life-giving presence.

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 have established your city,
And you have given your people security.
We rest in the peace of your presence
And give thanks to your holy Name
 Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayers for the 4th Sunday in Lent – Year B (RCL)

Readings: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21

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

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We give thanks to you, O Lord,
Fro you are good,
And your steadfast love endures forever.
We praise the richness of your mercy,
And we rejoice in your lavish saving grace.
How wonderful are your works toward us!
We will recount them in joyful songs;
We will remember your saving help;
We will offer you sacrifices of thanksgiving,
For you have redeemed us from great trouble.

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, Light of the world,
Sanctify your church and expose our deeds in your presence.
We desire to walk in the good works you have prepared for your church,
That our lives might display the beauty of your gracious workmanship.
Teach us to glorify you with our words and deeds,
And strengthen your church to exalt you alone,
That all nations might be drawn to your life giving presence.

I invite you to pray for the church throughout the world, remembering especially…

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.
Show us the folly of our sinful ways,
And help us to see that our misguided appetites end only in death.
Send out your word and heal us.
We place all our hope in your steadfast love,
 Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.