Prayer for the week of September 26, 2021

In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.

Silence 

Lord God pour out your Spirit over all the world and inspire every heart with knowledge and love of you. May we who confess Jesus as Lord set aside whatever obscures this faith, so that our witness to your love may shine clearly in all our days. We pray for all people in their daily life and work: For —- whose birthday we celebrate this week, may they/he/she ever grow in your faith hope and love; For Mike and Vicky who celebrate their wedding anniversary today, we pray your continued blessing on them.

For our families, friends, and neighbours;  and, for all those who are alone. 

For Okotoks and surrounding communities, for this nation of Canada to be under your care, that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth. Help our elected leaders, Justin and Jason, to be trustworthy, and enable them to make wise decisions for the general welfare, and thus serve you faithfully in our generation to the honour of your holy name and for the world; 

For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace. 

For the just and proper use of your creation; for suffering the effects of . . .

For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression. 

For those working with the Coronavirus. Grant wisdom to the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, researcher and leaders. healing to the sick, eternal life to the dead, and consolation to bereaved families. 
For the effective distribution of vaccines and that people would be encouraged to avail themselves of them  

For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble  For comfort to the sick, give power of healing to those who minister to their needs  

For those who find themselves alone or in need, for all those for whom our prayers are offered May they be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care  

For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy, give your power of healing, comfort and strength  .

For the peace and unity of the Church of God; 

For all who proclaim the gospel, and all who seek the truth. 

For our Archbishop Greg, our Primate, Linda, and Mark our National Indigenous Archbishop and all bishops. 

For all who serve God in his Church around the world. 

For our Incumbent, Norbert, our wardens Bernard, Dave, and Wayne, our honorary assistant, Haydn, and all other ministers;

For all who serve God in this Church .

For our own needs and those of others. 

Silence. The people may add their own petitions. 

Hear us, Lord; 

For your mercy is great. 

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life. 

Please add your thanksgivings, silently or vervbally.

We will exalt you, O God our king; 

And praise your name for ever and ever. 

We pray for all those who have died in the peace of Christ, and for those whose faith is known to you alone, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom. 

Please add your petitions, silently or vervbally. 

Lord, let your loving kindness be upon them; 

Who put their trust in you. 

Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications to you, and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together you will hear their requests. Fulfil now our desires and petitions, as may be best for us, granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come eternal life; for you, Father, are good and loving, and we glorify you through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, in the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

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