Engaging Prayer at St. Christopher 's Episcopal Church

The Lord Jesus, after he had supped with his disciples and had washed their feet, said to them, "Do you know what I, your Lord and Master, have done to you? I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done." John 13:12

God Help Us Pray

Almighty God, help us to pray so faithfully that we may draw near to You and learn Your will. Help us to serve so joyfully that others may be drawn to You. May your Holy Spirit guide us each day, that all we think, do, or say may be acceptable to You. We ask all for the sake of Him whose cross we wear, our Savior, Jesus Christ. AMEN. Almighty and everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, we here dedicate our whole being to You and Your service in faith and joy and love. In this dedication we pray that You will confirm and strengthen us, O merciful God, that as we grow in age we may grow in grace and in the knowledge of our King, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. AMEN.

Prayer for Service

O Lord, Jesus Christ, head of the mystical body of the church of which we are members, cleanse our eyes to see You, quicken our ears to hear You, open our lips to show forth Your praise, give our hands skill to do Your bidding, and make our feet swift to go where You guide, that Your Kingdom may come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, all for Your dear sake. AMEN.

Prayer for the Parrish

Almighty and everlasting God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayer for this parish family; strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, restore the penitent. Impart a passion for the accomplishment of Your will and purpose. Grant to our parish all things necessary for our common life and inspire us to pray and labor diligently for the extension of your Kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Prayer for Clergy

Almighty God, we lift up your servant, N., Rector/Vicar in your church; give him/her grace to nurture your people that we may grow in the knowledge and love of your Son, Jesus Christ. We pray that he/she might be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and that his/her life be an example of righteousness and wholeness. May his/her family know the fullness of joy from his/her faithful loving heart and may he/she know the nearness of God always. AMEN.

Prayer for a Bishop

Almighty God, receive our prayers on behalf of N., a Bishop in Your church. We beseech You to so immerse him/her in your Holy Spirit that he/she will be washed clean and made ready in Your sight to administer Your saving health to this church. Fill him/her with abundant love, truth, understanding, forgiveness, clarity of purpose and a heart of mercy. And give to us, as we commit our spiritual well-being to Bishop N’s care, hearts filled with love, trust, and peace. Help us, Your people, to live as Your redeemed and beloved. We ask it all in the name of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. AMEN.

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