Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church;
That we all may be one.
We pray for our friends in Christ:
- Presbyterian Church of East Africa
- Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
- Presbyterian Church of Australia
- Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia
- Presbyterian Church of Belize
Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you;
That your Name may be glorified by all people
We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for:
Phulbani – (North India) The Rt Revd Bijay Nayak
Pittsburgh – (III, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Dorsey W M McConnell
The Most Revd Dr Winston Halapua Bishop of Polynesia and Primate and Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia
Polynesia – Vanua Levu and Taveuni – (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia)
The Rt Revd Apimeleki Nadoki Qiliho
Polynesia – Viti Levu West – (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia)
We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;
That there may be justice and peace on the earth.
We also pray for the US territories and districts of:
- District of Columbia (Mayor Vincent C. Gray)
- American Samoa (Governor Lolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga)
- Guam (Governor Eddie Calvo)
- Northern Mariana Islands (Governor Eloy Inos)
- Puerto Rico (Governor Alejandro García Padilla)
Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake;
That our works may find favor in your sight.
Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble;
That they may be delivered from their distress
- Ray (headache, facial drooping, numbness)
- Kaytee (possible appendicitis)
- Renea (mother with serious cancer)
- Bunny (depression)
- Ione (bowel problems)
- Debra (inner ear infection and vertigo)
- Marilyn (insomnia)
- Ruth (e.coli infection)
- Sondra (lung infection)
- Sas’s daughter (success at school)
- China earthquake victims
- Spain train crash victims
- Indianapolis bus crash victims
- Paula’s grandmother (dying)
- Don (colon surgery)
- Ruth (healing, also a commissioned evangelist in TEC)
Give to the departed eternal rest.
Let light perpetual shine upon them.
- The woman killed in the NY boating accident
- Those killed in the Indianapolis bus crash
- Anthony, Rob, Stefan, Jonam, 2 unnamed killed in Afghanistan
We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;
May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.
- Johann Sebastian Bach, 1750, George Frederick Handel, 1759, and Henry Purcell
- Mary, Martha, [and Lazarus] of Bethany
- William Wilberforce, and Anthony Ashley Cooper, Lord Shaftesbury
Let us pray for our own needs and those of others.
Let’s give thanks:
In honor of William Wilberforce and Anthony Ashley Cooper: Look with pity, O heavenly Father, upon the people in this land who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death as their constant companions. Have mercy upon us. Help us to eliminate our cruelty to these our neighbors. Strengthen those who spend their lives establishing equal protection of the law and equal opportunities for all. And grant that every one of
us may enjoy a fair portion of the riches of this land; through Jesus Christ our Lord. amen.
The prayers are from The Book of Common Prayer.