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Lent 1a Prayers of the People

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Lent / Prayers of the People

These prayers are inspired by the great Psalm of contrition, Psalm 51. These prayers are designed to be used each week in Lent, except for the closing prayer which will reflect each week’s Gospel lesson. These prayers will work best if a brief pause is observed before the couplet. All churches have express permission to use, modify, or adapt these prayers in a way that best serves the individual community. Celebrant Have mercy on us, O […]

advent 3a: prayers

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Prayers of the People

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Officiant    In the hushed anticipation of your coming, O Lord, remind us that in you we never need to be afraid, that we might be ready for your coming, and eager to pray: Intercessor    O God, in days to come the mountain of your house will be established, and your joy shall reign. We pray for the church (especially…), that you might teach us your ways and that we […]

advent 1a prayers

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Advent / Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People Officiant    In the hushed anticipation of your coming, O Lord, kindle in us the desire to remain awake; that we might be ready for your coming, and eager to pray. Intercessor    O God, in days to come the mountain of your house will be established, and your joy shall reign. We pray for the Church, that you might teach us your ways and that we might walk in your […]

a litany in the wake of terror in Boston

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Current Affairs / Prayers of the People

Officiant Lord Jesus, you are the Prince of Peace and the Great Physician, and it is to you that we pray. Intercessor We pray, O Lord, for those who were so tragically killed in Boston. We pray for all who love them, and all who grieve. We pray that they might find strength in you, and not be overwhelmed by their loss. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer. We pray, for those who were […]

prayers of the people, inspired by the epistle of James

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Epistles / Lectionary / Prayers of the People

The following version of the prayers of the people is inspired by the Epistle of James, and might be used when a reading from the letter is preached on or highlighted in the service in some other way. Father of Lights, from whom comes every perfect gift, hear our prayers which we offer fervently to you, and in the name of our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. We pray for the church, that we might show […]