The following people have requested your prayer consideration:: Ingy Bloodsworth, Deanna Boks, Serena Brown, John Collett, Nancy Collett, Pearl Dunn, Tom Farkas, Diane Fredericks, Rebecca Garber, Ingrid Godfreyson, Gerry & Jean Jacob, Rile Kelm & family, Liz Knight, Daniel & Allana Landingin & family, Derick Mather, Linda O’Connor, Carole & Clyde Ortner, Barbara Stokoe, Janice Vosper, the family of Darla Walters, Ann, Donaven, Julie, Kira, Laila, Linley, Lone, Michael & family, Todd, Zack.

During our Services on the 5th Sunday of each month there is an opportunity to receive the laying on of hands and personal prayer.

 

Hope Intercessions
Advent 3 — December 15, 2019



What if the mountains and seas, rives and dry lands, sunlight and rain are daily blessing that simply wait for us to notice and absorb their power. May we never take this glob of wonder for granted, and may we work with it and for it so that it remains healthy for generations to come.


“You know the heights and depths of the human spirit,”
Hear us when we call.


What if, through our love and by our example, more and more people experience purity of heart within the shelter of our life-giving God? Make each day an adventure in encountering others with compassion and simple moments of connection, face to face. Like infants searching for the face if the mother, we all seek our whole lives long to be seen as valuable.


“You know the heights and depths of the human spirit,”
Hear us when we call.


What if we build more and stronger connections with people of faith, that together we spread the good news of love and compassion? Continue to connect face to face, faith to faith, in our partnership with the Anglican Church of Canada and Bishop Logan; the Roman Catholic churches of our area and Bishop Gary; and our own Bishops Greg and Susan. We pray for the churches of our synod, especially Chetwynd Shared Ministry in Chetwynd, and Christ Lutheran in Chilliwack and Pastor Dean Anderson.


“You know the heights and depths of the human spirit,”
Hear us when we call.

 

What if we reach out instead of look way from those who are hurting in mind, body, spirit, and life choices? Give us the power to be there, and the quietness to quell our desires to do something when being there is often enough. 


“You know the heights and depths of the human spirit,”
Hear us when we call. 

 

What if the real fear of our lives is not our powerlessness but that we have power beyond our wildest dreams? Teach us to trust our inner wisdom, our strength, our knowledge of the right thing to do when everything seems to be going wrong. 


“You know the heights and depths of the human spirit,”
Hear us when we call. 


What if our unique set of skills and strengths, our penchants and personalities, are just what the world needs right now? Help us to take heart and take action, knowing that we belong to God, and God chooses us to be who and what we are to our family, friends, community, and world. 


“You know the heights and depths of the human spirit,”
Hear us when we call. 


You are blessed among us in all times and places, in the good times and the hard times, We swaddle our prayers in the warmth and safety of the Christ. 


AMEN.
 

Hope Lutheran Church
2174 Departure Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
V9S 3V6

e-mail hope2174@shaw.ca

phone: 250-758-1232

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