Thursday, May 14, 2015

Veni Sancte Spiritus: Performed by the Chore aus Dresden (taize)

Prayers of Intercession 

¶The Church of Christ

Lord, giver of life, you bless us when we delight in your truth and ponder your law.  We struggle with evil in our hearts, tossed to and fro like chaff in the wind. Save us, we pray,  from the desert of faithlessness, and nourish us with your living water so that in due season we may bring forth fruit whose leaves shall not wither away. *
Lord, keep us true to your way: in your mercy, hear our prayer

Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority

Lord, help us to build on the values of your eternity. We pray for all those who must make decisions that will affect the lives of others. Impress on them the great privilege they have been afforded, and its accompanying responsibilities.  Fill them with your wisdom and compassion so that they may never abuse their authority, but instead be steadfast in seeking the common good and your greater glory.
Lord, keep us true to your way: in your mercy, hear our prayer

¶The local community

Lord, you have set us in the world, while holding before us the beacon of the celestial city. Help us to base our own communities on that city. When we have short-term setbacks, or when we find each other difficult to work with, let us remember that vision of a shining city on a hill and give us renewed strength, we pray, to do what we can, with what we have, where we are, to build it here on earth.
Lord, keep us true to your way: in your mercy, hear our prayer

¶Those who suffer

Lord, shine your light into our darkness and despair.  We pray for all who are struggling with their faith. For those who are in mental anguish, either because of their own pain, or because they watch the sufferings of those whom they love. For families, where relationships have broken down. For all who are ill or in chronic pain. May all know the reality of your presence, and thus be strengthened and comforted.
Lord, keep us true to your way: in your mercy, hear our prayer

¶The communion of saints

Lord, we pray for loved ones departed, that in you they may know newness of life. Bring us, also, at the last to rejoice with you
Merciful Father, accept these prayers…

Thanks to Lay Anglicana, sidebar

Thanks to Laura Sykes

* Based on Jim Cotter’s meditiation on Psalm 1.

WELCOME to Saint Alban Episcopal Mission/English, Antigua, Guatemala - IARCA

You are invited to join us for English services every Sunday at Noon in Antigua, Guatemala

Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala, All are welcome.

See welcome letter at the sidebar.

St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is an outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA

Bishop Armando Guerra Soria,  Rector of St. Alban Mission, Bishop of Guatemala and Primate emeritus of Central America

The Rev. Ricardo Frohmader
Associate Minister
Saint Alban Episcopal Mission
Antigua Guatemala
Country Code 502
2366 0599; 3344 9641 

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