Baptism of our Lord (Jan 8, 2017)

 

Called to be a light to the nations, let us pray for God’s justice, peace, and healing.

 

A brief silence.

 

Pour out your Spirit of unity, triune God. Renew our lives in the promises of baptism. Hold us together in the oneness of the body of Christ. Empower us to be one as you are one. Let us pray.  Have mercy, O God.

 

Pour out your Spirit of life, eternal God. Move over polluted waters. Breathe on barren fields. Strengthen ancient cedars and oaks. Engage us in your care of sea, land, and sky. Let us pray.  Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

Pour out your Spirit of wisdom, holy God. Guide politicians and military officials as they wrestle with complex situations. Grant them courage and compassion to work for peace in every nation. Let us pray.  Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

Pour out your Spirit of justice, gracious God. Heal the pain of all who are victims of crime. Be present with all who are imprisoned. Reconcile broken relationships within communities. Comfort the sick and their caregivers, especially those we name before you a brief silence.  Let us pray.  Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

Pour out your Spirit of love, glorious God. Sustain all who knit prayer shawls, sew quilts, and provide housing for our neighbors who are homeless. Surround those who seek warmth and shelter with grace-filled advocates. Let us pray.  Have mercy, O God.

 


Pour out your Spirit of blessings, life-giving God.  Bless Wenli Rose as she celebrates her birthday.  May she continue to grow in love for you and her family.  Give her your compassion to share with others.  Let us pray.  Have mercy, O God.

Pour out your Spirit of peace, resurrecting God. Bring all who grieve into a community rooted in you. Uphold them with your grace and keep us all grounded in your promise of life eternal. Let us pray.  Have mercy, O God.

 


Now, in silence we offer to you the prayers of our hearts…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receive these prayers in the name of Christ, the light of the world, who is one with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

 

Amen.

 

 

 

 

Prayers of Intercession – January 1, 2017

 

Rejoicing in the good news of Christ’s birth and dwelling in hope, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of creation.

 

A brief silence.

 

   Blessed Jesus, your name is proclaimed through preaching, sacraments, music, art, and all forms of creativity. Bring together congregations and leaders from various traditions to make you known. Lord, in your mercy,

 

hear our prayer.

 

  Blessed Jesus, you reveal yourself through creation, here on earth and throughout the cosmos. Protect endangered species, bring favorable weather, and guide us to be good stewards of all that you have made. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

   Blessed Jesus, you show nations and leaders the way of the humble servant. Guide all in authority to use power for the benefit of all people throughout the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

   Blessed Jesus, you attend to the needs of your brothers and sisters. Hear the cry of those who call upon your name especially those we name before you now.  silence Send caregivers to provide help to all in need. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

 

 

   Blessed Jesus, you shower us with your grace. Accompany students returning to school, workers who rest from a busy holiday season, and your people gathered here for worship. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

 

 

   Blessed Jesus, you desire peace for your people.  Look in favor upon all who serve others, hold in your safely all who serve in the military or fire fighters or police officers and emergency workers.  Bless them all with signs that you are holding them in your love.  Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

     Blessed Jesus, you emptied yourself to take on our likeness and form so we are blessed to become children of God. Inspire us by the witness of the faithful departed to confess your name above all names. Lord, in your mercy,

 

hear our prayer.

 

Hear the prayers of your people, glorious God, for the sake of the one who took on our nature and form to redeem the whole world, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

 

Amen.

 

 

4th Sunday of Advent Prayers December 18, 2016

 

 

 

During Advent as we anticipate the fullness of the Christ, we join with the church throughout the world, praying for all who are in need.

 

 

 

In this Advent season, for the church everywhere:  for all believers in the gospel, and for poets and artists, and musicians and singers, and for church leaders and preachers, and theologians and teachers; and all who proclaim that God is with us in Christ, let us pray.  Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

In this Advent season, for all plants and animals, seas and skies, snow and rain, mountains and valleys and all of God’s marvels.  Let all of creation sing, and thrive as we protect, and use with care what God has made for us, let us pray.  Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

In this Advent season, for the nations and those in authority that they may follow the star and provide peace and justice throughout the whole world.  For those who advocate on behalf of others and that all in positions of leadership choose what is good for their communities, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

In this Advent season, for those who are thirsty and hungry, for the weak, helpless and fearful, for those who are in childbirth, for those who mourn, for the sick especially those we name before you with our lips and in our hearts; silence and for all who know Christ the Anointed One who dries every tear and comforts those who suffer, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

In this Advent season, for those who travel near and far, for those who prepare our congregation for worship and celebration, and for those who gather around the word and sacrament; that all may experience welcome and the hospitality of the season, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

In this Advent season, for all the children in countries where wars rage that they may find the gift of peace and enjoyment of a normal child’s life, remember especially those in Aleppo, Syria, let us pray. Have mercy, O God

 

 

 

In this Advent season, for those whose hearts are hardened by hatred and bigotry may they be enlightened and receive the gift of love and compassion for others, let us pray. Have mercy, O God

 

 

 

In this Advent season, for those who are unable to be with their families, friends or loved ones because of distance or estrangement ,may they hear news that will bring them great joy, let us pray.  Have mercy, O God

 

 

 

In thanksgiving for the saints who have died and are now at rest; especially Julia Dugan and the loved ones of Howard and Nancy Lewis, that the witness of their faith guides us to the promises of grace and resurrection in Christ, let us pray.  Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

Merciful God, hear the prayers of your people, those spoken aloud and those known only to you, and grant us peace through Jesus Christ, our coming Savior.

 

 

 

Third Sunday of Advent December 11, 2016 

 

 As we anticipate the fullness of the presence of Christ, we join with the church throughout the world, praying for all who are in need.

 

For the church and all messengers of the gospel, for all who call upon the name of the Lord, and for congregations throughout the world; that God work through us to bring harmony and reconciliation, let us pray.

 Have mercy, O God.

 

For rain forests and deserts, for wilderness and developed land, and for plants blossoming and dormant; that the splendor and diversity of creation rejoice and proclaim the glory of the Lord, let us pray.

 Have mercy, O God.

 

For our government, for the military and international relief workers, and for those who care for the stranger, widow, and orphan; that God raise up people who work for the protection of all, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 

For the hungry and homeless, for those in captivity, for the fearful and sorrowful, for those living with HIV/AIDS, and for the sick especially; those we name before you with our lips and in our hearts; and for those who help others to serve with patience and grace, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 

For all who call this community home, for those visiting from near and far, and for those preparing for the Christmas season, that the advent of Christ make our hearts and minds rejoice, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 

For all nations and leaders that their eyes and hearts be opened in order to receive the gift of peace on earth in this joyous season, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 

For those whose loved ones were lost in the tragic fire in California, may they receive the gift of peace, comfort and know contentment in the promise of the season, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 

For those who live alone or are lonely at this time of the year; let the wonders and joy of the first Christmas come to them and let happiness and joy fill their hearts and minds through the season, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 

In thanksgiving for the departed who were faithful to God’s word; that their words and actions direct us to the one who prepares a way for us, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 

Merciful God, hear the prayers of your people, those spoken aloud and those known only to you, and grant us peace through Jesus Christ, our coming Savior.

 

Amen.

 

 Second Sunday of Advent December 04, 2016

 

As we anticipate the fullness of the presence of Christ, we join with the church throughout the world, praying for all who are in need.

A brief silence.

 

For the church throughout the world and all who are inspired and led by the Holy Spirit.  For all who proclaim the wondrous deeds of God may come to know an end to all divisions and disagreements, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 

For our home the earth and its creatures, for animals of every size, for plants that provide shade and nourishment.  For the light of this season reveal to us and let us see God’s goodness in every living thing, let us pray

Have mercy, O God.

 

For the nations and those in authority that God may grant them the wisdom of the wise men that they make the right decisions. For police officers and firefighters, for social workers and attorneys; that God grant them knowledge to work for peace and justice, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

 

For the poor, the meek, the unwelcomed, those suffering from malaria and HIV/AIDS, the sick and the bereaved especially those we name before you with our lips and in our hearts; that they experience the presensce of  Christ in healthcare workers and caregivers, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

 

For those traveling and those absent from this gathering, for those serving in the military, for those preparing for baptism, and for our congregation; that in this season of Advent we praise and glorify God in all we do, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 

For all those who are lost physically or spiritally durning this season of waiting come to find their way to those love ones who are waiting upon their return, let us pray.  Have mercy, O God. 

 

For those family members, relations or friends who are no longer or have not spoke in years to their love ones or friends let the light of Christ bring the gift of reconciliation to them, let us pray Have mercy, O God.

 

In thanksgiving for the faithful departed who have died in Christ (especially the theologian John of Damascus); that they show us the way of hope through the incarnate Word, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

 

Merciful God, hear the prayers of your people, those spoken aloud and those known only to you, and grant us peace through Jesus Christ, our coming Savior.

 

Amen.

 

 

 

 

First Sunday of Advent November 27, 2016

 

As we anticipate and await the fullness of the presence of Christ, we join with the church throughout the world, praying for all who are in need.

 

A brief silence.

 

For the church and its leaders, and for all who work for the unity of the gospel; help us see that the compassion of Christ breaks down all divisions, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

For the welfare of creation, for mountains and hills, lakes and rivers, snow and sunshine, plants and animals, and for all who care for the earth; that God raise up stewards to protect this marvelous  creation, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

For peace among nations, for those who lead all levels of government, for judges and magistrates, and for those who speak for the voiceless.  For all God’s people that they may be treated with equity, kindness, and caring around the world.  For nations and leaders who choose weapons of war let them shape weapons into instruments for peace and productivity on earth, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

For those who are anxious and worried, for the sick and bereaved, for the homeless and imprisoned, for those in any need; that the compassion shown by Christ come to and be embodied in caregivers and advocates, let us pray.

 

Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

For those who gather for word and sacrament, for those who travel, and for our holiday preparations; that in all our activities we give thanks to the Lord, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

For those in public service especially our police officers who pledge to protect us and maintain our peace and safety; let this season of Advent bring them protection from injury and harm and give them peace and comfort.  For all who serve us in the military, the National Guard, and in our fire or police departments as well as hospitals may they all return home to loved ones with peace and joy, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

For those who are suffering grief due to the lost of their children in a tragic and unwanted accident, may they find calmness and consolation in the house of the Lord, let us pray.  Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

In thanksgiving for all who have died and are at rest; especially our sister Ruth Lesieur, that their witness to the gospel may serve as examples of living the life of faith, let us pray. Have mercy, O God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merciful God, hear the prayers of your people, those spoken aloud and those known only to you, and grant us peace through Jesus Christ, our coming Savior.

 

Amen.

 

 

 

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