Posts by Prayers of the People Team

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Prayers of the People, January 12

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Dear God, maker of Heaven and Earth, and everything in it.  We come to you in prayer, each in our own way, with hearts open to your love. We are grateful for this beautiful house of worship, Emmanuel, on this rock by your waters of the Salish Sea. Dear God, maker of Heaven and Earth, […]

Prayers of the People, January 5, 2020

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Lector:   Precious Lord, we pray for the restored dignity of human nature, so that once again, young women shall rejoice in the dance, and the young men and old shall be merry. Lord, with the eyes of our hearts enlightened, we pray for peace in 2020. Precious Lord, happy are the people whose strength […]

Prayers of the People, December 29

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Lector: Eternal God, we pray for your church and especially our presiding bishop Michael, our bishop Greg and our priests Berto and Hugh, may they show us the grace and truth that came through Jesus Christ so we may be faithful servants to fulfil your mission. We believe in your name, give us power to […]

Prayers of the People, December 23

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Lector:  Oh Holy Creator—the dark days of winter hang heavily and yet we look upward in wonder at the new star coming over the stable, where amongst the poor and lowly, and  gentle animals, you will soon grace this land. As the light returns we recall the story of how you came to us as a newborn […]

Prayers of the People, December 15

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Lector:  Dear God, Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us. Let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us. Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.  We pray in these precious Advent days of winter, for your grace to shine upon us, that we […]

Prayers of the People, December 8

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Glory to God for your steadfastness and encouragement that we should live in harmony with one another. We pray for peace in our homes, our neighborhoods, in our cities and towns, across our country, and around the earth. We pray, Lord, for peace and healing. Glory to God! Like Jesse, we, the members of your […]

Prayers of the People, December 1

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Lector: O Lord, we do not know what day you are coming.  We pray for the many leaders of your church throughout the world, and especially for Berto and Hugh as well as Greg and Michael, may they teach us to live honorably. Teach us Your ways so we may walk in Your paths. O […]

Prayers of the People, November 24

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Lector: Oh Christ the King, how our souls long to know you.   We praise you and thank you for the great sacrifice you made to benefit the whole of your creation.  You have taught us that suffering is a part of the path to your kingdom and that love is stronger than all else. You are […]

Prayers of the People, November 17

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Dear Holy Lord, You are the Alpha and Omega. We come to you in prayer today, for peace and assurance for the world, in the midst of atrocities, hatefulness, freezing storms and raging fires. We ask for your guidance in decision making for those in power, that your will shall be done.  Lord, you are our constant defense, our wisdom […]

Prayers of the People, November 10

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Lector: Precious Lord, comfort our hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word as we reach out to heal our broken world.   Assist us in ministering to the fearful, the injured, the sick, those suffering injustice and violence, the hungry and homeless.    May we purify ourselves as he is pure. Precious […]