Prayers Trinity Sunday 3rd June 2012
Saint John 3:1-17
As children of God, let us pray for the needs, hopes, and concerns of the world.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” May we be strong and steadfast in our faith. We pray that God may open our ears to discern the whisper of the Spirit, open our eyes to see Christ in our neighbours, and open our hearts to make room for all who come to us whatever the circumstances.
We pray for the world in which we live that we all will be able to share our time, talents and riches. We pray that world resources may be more equally distributed able to ease hunger, thirst, suffering, and illness, reducing premature death. We thank God for the huge diversity of peoples who share this world. We pray for a renewed spirit of longing for peace and reconciliation wherever there is conflict, injustice and oppression.
We pray for our church and our community remembering Bishop Phillip, Dean Jamie and all church leaders and their families. May the Spirit of holiness be real to us all moving gently but irresistibly through our lives, our homes, our churches and our work places. May we be witnesses of the risen Christ in the honesty of our actions and in our ongoing ministry. In our Province: Diocese of Wellington: Bishop Tom Brown. Our Diocese: John Carter and the parish of Brooklands, Ian Croft and the parish of Bryant Park, Cambridge: Andrew Hedge and Heather Collette-Moxon in the parish of Cambridge. Our Community: Mayors, Chairpersons & Council Members LTP. Kuching, Our Partner Diocese: St Luke’s, Sri Aman. Taranaki Cathedral: The Bible Society and our Cathedral Rep: Diana McKinnon. (NZCMS) Partner: Marion McChesney, in Tanzania.
We thank God for all who work to improve the care and treatment of those who are physically ill or mentally distressed. May God’s loving and healing presence surround all who are suffering today and may the Holy Spirit comfort and uphold them giving love, hope and peace .
We pray for those who mourn that they may be blessed and comforted, and for those who have recently died especially praying for the soul of our deacon Graeme Clark. May he and all others be at peace in the everlasting joy of eternal life.
We praise and thank God for the life of our Queen Elizabeth. We join with others throughout the world with a prayer from St. Paul’s cathedral in celebration of the Queens diamond jubilee.
God of time and eternity, whose Son reigns as servant, not master;
we give you thanks and praise that you have blessed us (this Nation, the Realms and Territories) with Elizabeth our beloved and glorious Queen.
In this year of Jubilee, grant her your gifts of love and joy and peace
as she continues in faithful obedience to you, her Lord and God and in devoted service to her lands and peoples, and those of the Commonwealth, now and all the days of her life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
May God move amongst all who join together in celebration of her jubilee in a wide variety of activities throughout the world.
We now pray in silence our own intentions secure in the knowledge that wherever we gather in the Lord’s name God will hear and respond to our prayers.
Loving God we offer you our prayers, trusting that in your love you will use them and us for the fulfilment of your purpose. Give us courage to share our faith and when you ask “Whom shall I send” free us from fear so that we may clearly answer “Here am I; send me!”
Let us join together to sing the prayer as Jesus taught us.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen
E to matou Matua i te rangi, Kia tapu tou Ingoa. Kia tae mai tou rangatiratanga.
Kia meatia tau e pai ai ki runga ki te whenua, kia rite ano ki to te rangi. Homai ki a matou aianei, he taro ma matou mo tenei ra.
Murua o matou hara,
Me matou hoki e muru nei
i o te hunga e hara ana ki a matou.
Aua hoki matou e kawea kia whakawaia;
Engari whakaorangia matou i te kino:
Nou hoki te rangatiratanga, te kaha, me te kororia, Ake ake ake. Amine.
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The Church of England (2012) Prayers and Liturgical Resources for use in the Church of England during her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Year The Diamond Jubilee Prayer Available at www.churchofengland.org [accessed 2nd June 2012]