Monday, May 20, 2019

Intercessions - Easter 6C (2019)






PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C
May 26, 2019


That the way of our gracious God may be known upon the earth,
let us join our voices in prayer as we sing/say:
"May your Holy Spirit guide us into truth."


Let us pray for
all members of the Anglican Communion around the world,
especially Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury,
N., Primate/Presiding Bishop of N.,
and all primates and presiding bishops;
for members of the Anglican Consultative Council;
for Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General,
for the staff at the Anglican Communion Office in London, England,
and the United Nations offices in Geneva and New York.
{pause for silent prayer}
That the Spirit, the Advocate, sent by God
may teach them, and all of us,
bringing to remembrance
all that God’s power has accomplished in Christ,
we join our voices in prayer: (R)


Let us pray for the newly baptized, especially N.
{pause for silent prayer}
That from the waters of the Font
a people hungry for justice and peace will be raised up,
one with each other in Christ,
one in ministry to all the world,
we join our voices in prayer: (R)


Let us pray for one another.
{pause for silent prayer}
That the hospitality displayed by Lydia and her household
may be evident in our lives today,
we join our voices in prayer: (R)


Let us pray for the nations and peoples of the earth, especially N. 
{pause for silent prayer}
That the paths we walk will prove wide enough for all peoples:
for the homeless, aliens in flight,
prisoners, and those on the margins of society,
we join our voices in prayer: (R)


Let us pray for those whose hearts are troubled
by fear or hunger,
poverty, sickness, or any other adversity,
especially N.
{pause for silent prayer}
That the peace of Christ may make its home in them,
we join our voices in prayer: (R)


Let us remember the dead, especially N.
{pause for silent prayer}
That, confident in our inheritance in Christ,
we may rejoice and be glad in all things,
we join our voices in prayer: (R)


The Presider or Intercessor concludes the Prayers of the People:

We exult in your love, O God of the living,
for you made the tomb of death
to be the womb of the new creation.
You have anointed the universe
with the fragrant Spirit of your risen Christ.
Make us joyful witnesses to this good news
that all humanity may perceive your goodness
and one day gather at the feast of new life.
We ask this through Jesus Christ the risen Lord.


A simple, accessible setting for the suggested response is here:https://aplm2013.blogspot.com/2019/04/music-may-your-holy-spirit-guide-us.html

Please provide appropriate acknowledgement and only reproduce for use in your congregation.


“Lydia: Purple Peddler” by Maria Elkins. https://mariaelkins.com/

Monday, May 13, 2019

Intercessions – Easter 5C (2019)





PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
May 19, 2019


Gathered together in the name of the One
in whom God’s glory is revealed,
let us pray, and offer ourselves in Christ as we sing/say:
“Turn our grateful hearts into lives that bring you praise.”


Let us pray for the church.
With Anglicans worldwide
we lift up The Anglican Church of Melanesia,
and its Archbishop, George Takeli.
We pray, too, for this Diocese of N.,
and our Bishop, N.,
and for this congregation.
{pause for silent prayer}
That we may have such love for one another
that everyone will know we are his disciples,
we offer ourselves in Christ: (R)


Let us pray for the newly baptized, especially N.
{pause for silent prayer}
That there may be no distinction among those
whom one font, one Spirit, one faith make one people,
we offer ourselves in Christ: (R)


Let us pray for exiles and refugees, particularly N.
{pause for silent prayer}
That all without home or homeland because of war or terrorism,
because of the greed or hatred of others,
may be welcomed with generosity
into places of safety, dignity, and rest,
we offer ourselves in Christ: (R)


Let us pray for those enduring illness, anxiety, or fear,
addiction, loneliness, betrayal,
or any other kind of personal struggle,
remembering particularly N.
{pause for silent prayer}
That Christ’s victory over sin and death
may show itself in relief and liberation for those in need,
we offer ourselves in Christ: (R)


Let us remember the dead, especially N.
{pause for silent prayer}
Longing for the day when death will be no more;
mourning and pain will be no more,
we offer ourselves in Christ: (R)


The Presider concludes the Prayers of the People with the following collect:

O God, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, 
you are the One who makes all things new. 
To the thirsty you give water from the spring of life. 
Hear the prayer hearts and voices carry before you.
May we rejoice in the splendour of your works
as we live in expectation
of all you promise,
through the One in whom you are glorified,
Jesus Christ the Lord.


“Christ Washing the Feet of St. Peter,” by Sadao Watanabe. http://www.japaneseprintart.com/art.cfm?rec_id=1577


It is recommended that the response to the biddings in the Prayers of the People be sung. A simple, accessible setting for the suggested response is here: http://dioceseofalgoma.com/UploadedFiles/files/BST/LUYH-Response-Prayer%20of%20the%20People-2.pdf

Please provide appropriate acknowledgement and only reproduce for use in your congregation:

"Turn Our Grateful Hearts," text by D. Jay Koyle. Copyright c.2015, D. Jay Koyle, djk@tablesong.com. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission. Music by Normand L. Blanchard. Copyright c.2015, Normand L. Blanchard. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

Even if there is no one is baptized or engaging in an intentional renewal of baptism (including Confirmation, or Reception into the Anglican Communion) in your congregation during the Paschal Triduum or the Season of Easter, you are encouraged to pray for the newly baptized and those renewing their baptismal promises.