Prayers Of the People

      Prayers of the People

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September 22, 2019

Season of Creation

 

For the marvelous grace of your Creation, we pour out our thanks to You, our God, saying, we rejoice in all life.

 

 We live in all things. All things live in us. We praise you, O Lord, for plants growing in earth and water, for life inhabiting lakes and seas, for life creeping in soils and land, for creatures living in wetlands and waters, for life flying above earth and sea, for beasts dwelling in woods and fields.

 

We pray this week for Geoffrey our Bishop, for the parishes of  Spaniard’s Bay,  St. Anthony,  St. Augustine’s Stephenville and St. John’s and for those worshipping in the Church of the Province of Uganda. We rejoice in all life.

 

We live by the sun. We move with the stars. 
We eat from the earth.
We drink from the rain.

We breathe from the air. We share with the creatures.
We have strength through their gifts. We depend on the forests. We have knowledge through their secrets.

How many and wonderful are your works, our God! In wisdom you have made them all!

We rejoice in all life.


We have the privilege of seeing and understanding. 
We have the responsibility of caring.
We have the joy of celebrating. We pray this week for those on the Ascension Prayer Cycle, for those dying and for those who have died, remembering Marjorie Loder.

We rejoice in all life.


 

 

 

 

We confess, as creatures privileged with care and keeping of your Creation, that we have abused your Creation gifts through arrogance, ignorance, and greed. We confess that we often are unaware of how deeply we have hurt your good earth and its marvelous gifts. We confess that we are often unaware of how our abuse of creation has also been an abuse of ourselves. For our wrongs, Lord, we ask forgiveness. We offer our repentance. We promise to reverence your Creation as a gracious gift entrusted to us by You, our God. We promise anew to be stewards and not pillagers of what You have entrusted to us.

We rejoice in all life.

 

Creator God, you have given us every reason to learn and promote this wisdom of lives lived in harmony with Creation. May you daily be present with us, gracing our service, our loving, our striving, through Christ Jesus, our Lord.  Amen

 

Creator of all things and giver of all life, let your blessings fall upon our seeds and bulbs, our hands and tools, our soil, our potted plants, our gardens.  Bless our labour with rain and sunshine, that new life might spring up, that we might be truly at one with the integrity of all creation. Convict us as stewards of your magnificent garden to cry out when it is being abused and misused, to stand firm in our conviction to be your appointed custodians. This we pray as your humble servants and stewards of this amazing planet. Amen.

Ascension Prayer Cycle

Abraham, Andrea, Barbara, Baxter, Brenda, Brian, Carl, Cherie, Clarence, Claude, Debra, Dennis, Dot, Doris, Dulcie, Edith,  Elaine, Elizabeth, Ella, Erin, Frederick, George, Gerry, Harry, Herb, Ina, Ivy, Jack, Janice, Jason, Jerome, Justin, John, Josephine, Junior, Ken, Kevin, Laura, Leo, Lori, Marion, Marina, Maxwell, Melissa, Melvin, Murdoch, Nancy, Pam, Randy, Randell, Rodney, Roland, Ruby, Ruth, Rita, Sean, Sheila, Stan, Stephen, Tina, Todd, Valerie, and Violet.

OPENING RESPONSES

 

This is the Good News –

The grave is empty,

Christ is risen.

HALLELUJAH!

 

This is the Good News –

The light shines in the darkness,

and the darkness can never put it out.

HALLELUJAH!

 

This is the Good News –

Once we were not people,

now we are God’s people.

HALLELUJAH!


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