Almighty God, you have surrounded us with a great cloud of witnesses: Grant that we, encouraged by the good example of your servants George and Toyohiko, may persevere in running the race that is set before us, until at last we may with him attain to your eternal joy; through Jesus Christ, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. (Book of Common Prayer 1979)
Let us pray to our Risen Lord, who invites us to share in his Resurrection.
As you equipped the apostles to preach the Gospel to all, strengthen your Church to share the Good News.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for National Indigenous Bishop – (Ontario, Canada) The Rt Revd Mark Lawrence MacDonald; Navajoland Area Mission – (VIII, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd David Bailey; Ndokwa – (Bendel, Nigeria) The Rt Revd David Obiosa
members of the Protestant Bataknese Christian Huria in Indonesia (persecution)
Malcolm’s upcoming ordination to the diaconate
Lord, you came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. Restore all situations in our lives that hurt or discourage us and reassure us of your grace.
Diana (needs a job)
Pastor Lalan (stress due to a neighborhood issue)
Carmen (contemplating a reverse mortgage)
Joyce’s great-niece (sex abuse victim, will have to testify)
China earthquake victims
all first responders
You reconciled us by your blood and by your wounds we are healed, restore all of us to that health that is yours to give.
AJ (m, in assisted living with COPD but hopes for healing)
Linda’s mom (soon to be removed from life support)
Eleanor (fractured vertebrae)
Raynora (upcoming liver transplant)
Ronn (upcoming esophagul surgery)
Kizito (anger issues)
Grace (pancreatic sludge, possible heart/lung issues)
RJ (m, age 2, serious health issues)
Raelene (coma after car accident)
Let the departed rest in peace; comfort those who mourn with the promise of resurrection from the dead and bring all of us safely to your Kingdom.
West explosion: Morris and comfort for his family
We also praise you for the blessings in our lives, especially the gift you gave us at Calvary.
O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people; Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. (Book of Common Prayer 1979)