Prayers Of the People

Prayers of the People

February 11, 2018

Last Sunday after Epiphany

 

Let us pray to God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness and whose glory is like a devouring fire, saying: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

That the church may be continually uplifted by the vision of the king in all his beauty, be rescued from all fear, and in confidence face the future: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

That the church may be conformed to Christ the Son of God, share his sufferings, become like him in his death, and know the power of his resurrection. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

That your people may still hear the prophets’ testimony, see you clearly in the records of those who were eyewitnesses of your majesty, and do your will, preparing for your glorious coming on the Last Day. We pray for Bishop Geoffrey, the parishes of Bonavista and Bonne Bay North, for the Anglican Church of Canada and for all who worship. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

That the nations of the earth may more and more perfect the rule of law and administer justice after the example of Moses, the lawgiver and judge of your people.  Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

That the church may heed the call of God in Christ Jesus to descend from the heights of vision and to serve those who are needy, desolate, and forgotten. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

That the sick, especially those on our Ascension Prayer Cycle, the suffering, the lonely, the downcast, the dying, and those who mourn, may know the transforming light of your presence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

That the whole church may persevere in the proclamation of the gospel until the day dawns and Christ, the morning star who knows no setting, arises, that all the world may walk in his light. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Arise, o Morning Star, and in your rising lift us to behold with all the saints the majestic glory of God; so that through the shadows and darkness of this world we may ever press toward the glory of the world to come, where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, God forever. Amen.

 

 

 

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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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