Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Intercessions - Easter 2C (2019)

Second Sunday of Easter
April 28, 2019

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.

The Deacon or Intercessor introduces the Prayers of the Faithful in the following or similar words:

Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead,
ruler over every authority and power.
As the priestly people he has called into being,
let us lift our hearts to God as we sing/say:
“Turn our grateful hearts into lives that bring you praise.”

We pray for the church, the people sent by Christ
as Christ was sent by the Father.
With Anglicans around the globe,
we pray for the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, The Anglican Communion in Japan,
and Makoto Uematsu, its Primate.
With our siblings in faith across this Diocese,
we pray for N.
            {allow a time of silent prayer}
That amid the doubts and fears troubling the community of faith,
Christ’s peace may be known and shared,
stirring us to bold and joyful witness,
let us lift our hearts to God: (R)

We pray for the recently baptized,
those created anew by the breath of the risen Christ, especially N.
{allow a time of silent prayer}
That by the testimony of their words and deeds,
people who have not yet seen

may come to believe in him
who is, and was, and is to come,
let us lift our hearts to God: (R)

We pray for nations, tongues, and tribes
plagued by warfare, terrorism, or other forms of violence,
especially N.
{allow a time of silent prayer}
That all awaiting deliverance may look with hope
for the glorious coming of the One who was pierced,
let us lift our hearts to God: (R)

We pray that the wounded hands of the healing Christ
will touch the sick and those who suffer any need, especially N.
            {allow a time of silent prayer}
That they may be delivered from their infirmities
and give thanks to the One whose steadfast love endures forever,
let us lift our hearts to God: (R)

We remember the dead, especially N.
            {allow a time of silent prayer}
Praying that we, with all who sleep in Christ,
may share in his resurrection
and recount the deeds of the Lord forever,
let us lift our hearts to God: (R)

The Presider concludes the Prayers of the Faithful with the following or another suitable Collect:

Almighty God, Alpha and Omega,
hear the prayer we lift before you this day. 
Breathe your Spirit upon us
that we may serve as compelling witnesses to the risen Christ.
To him be glory and dominion forever and ever.

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