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Prayers of the People, March 8

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector:Dear Lord, We come to you in prayer among the swift and frightening changes in the world. In this special time of Lent, we open our hearts to your spirit of transformation. We pray with deep gratitude for this Emmanuel Church, the hands and hearts who serve our island community, our beloved leaders who teach […]

Prayers of the People, March 1

by Prayers of the People Team

Dearest Lord, since we have become like you, knowing good and evil, help us to always choose good.  Instruct us, in our many faiths and perspectives, in words and actions that will bring peace and justice for all peoples and the living world. Shout for joy, all who are true of heart. Dearest Lord, you […]

Prayers of the People, February 23

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector: Eternal God, we give thanks for the leaders of your church, especially Michael, Greg, Berto and Hugh may they help us to be attentive to your teachings as to a lamp shining in a dark place so we may be your faithful servants. Happy are we as we take refuge in you. Eternal God, […]

Prayers of the People, February 16

by Prayers of the People Team

Great Love-         We sing and pray in gratitude for your Presence among and within us.  Your light shines in the darkness, and in the eyes of our dear priests, Berto and Hugh. We thank you for bringing them to us and keeping them safe. And we thank you and ask additional blessings for our Bishop […]

Prayers of the People, February 9

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector:  Dear God, we pray with gratitude for the constant light of your love.  We pray for the whole world, in these times of turmoil and violence: for an end to tyranny and terrorism, for the fleeing refugees from many unsafe nations, for the homeless families, the hungry and suffering children. These struggles are difficult for us to comprehend. We pray […]

Prayers of the People, February 2

by Prayers of the People Team

Dearest Lord, our hearts rejoice in the living God. Consider with compassion our injured world and our anxious hearts. Bless us with the grace and glory of your spirit, that we might find peace in our times. Happy are those who put their trust in you. Dearest Lord, happy are the people whose strength is […]

Prayers of the People, January 26

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector:Eternal God, before we knew you, we walked in darkness, now that we have seen a great light, bless Michael and Greg, the leaders of your church, as well as our priests, Berto and Hugh, to help us to discern its meaning so we may be your faithful servants in this temporal world. The LORD […]

Prayers of the People, January 19

by Prayers of the People Team

Lector: Beloved Great Mystery—We praise you and thank you  for all the goodness you bring us:  our community, our friends, our comforts.  Our hearts reach in gratitude for all those who serve your intentions with mindful kindness here on this earth:  we mention especially our bishop, our archbishop, our priests—Michael , Gregory, Berto and Hugh—our visiting pastor, Nancy, and all […]

Prayers of the People, January 12

by Prayers of the People Team

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

by Prayers of the People Team

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 […]