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It's Your Call--identify, explore and celebrate vocation

Suggested prayers and intercessions for the Second Sunday after Epiphany (Year B)

A: Lord, we thank you for calling us in our baptism to be your people in Jesus Christ. Fill us always with joy and gratitude for the precious gift of your grace. Help us to live each day in love, as you have first loved us. Lord in your mercy,
C: Hear our prayer.
A: A Lord of the church, we pray that you would raise up pastors and diaconal ministers to serve your church. Give to us all a new passion for ministry. Set our hearts on fire with your love. Fill us with boldness and gladness to proclaim your Word in the church and in the world. Lord in your mercy,
C: Hear our prayer.
A: A Lord, you know the needs of your church today. We thank you for the example of pastors who have gone before us, who have led your church in the past. Like them, help us to respond to your call by dedicating our lives to your service. Lord in your mercy,
C: Hear our prayer.
A: We pray for our congregation, and for all who worship here this day. Be with us in our common life together. Open our eyes to recognize the loving presence of Christ in each other. Help us to encourage those who are called to ministry in our congregation. Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer. Lord in your mercy,
C: Hear our prayer.
A: You give each of us opportunities to live out your calling each day. May we always seek new opportunities to do your will. Help us to show Christ's love and compassion to our families, neighbours, co-workers and even strangers we encounter day by day. Lord in your mercy,
C: Hear our prayer.
A: We remember before you this day those who are in special need around us: the sick, the lonely, the destitute, the homeless, the persecuted. Especially we pray for ___________. Look with compassion upon those in our world who live with injustice, fear, hatred and oppression. Use us to be agents of your love; help us to care in practical ways for those around us who are in need. Lord in your mercy,
C: Hear our prayer.
P: Into your hands, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
C: Amen.

 

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