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Thematic  •  Intercessory  •  Scripture
Reproduced from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission. A complete edition of the prayers is available though Augsburg Fortress [link].
  • Thematic
  • Perfect Light of revelation,
    as you shone in the life of Jesus,
    whose epiphany we celebrate,
    so shine in us and through us,
    that we may become beacons of truth and compassion,
    enlightening all creation with deeds of justice and mercy. Amen.

    OR

    O God,
    you spoke your word
    and revealed your good news in Jesus, the Christ.
    Fill all creation with that word again,
    so that by proclaiming your joyful promises to all nations
    and singing of your glorious hope to all peoples,
    we may become one living body,
    your incarnate presence on the earth. Amen.
  • Intercessory
  • To God who welcomes all in love,
    let us pray for the good of the church
    and the concerns of those in need.

    Prayers of the People, concluding with:

    God of every land and nation,
    you have created all people
    and you dwell among us in Jesus Christ.
    Listen to the cries of those who pray to you,
    and grant that, as we proclaim the greatness of your name,
    all people will know the power of love at work in the world.
    We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    OR

    Sisters and brothers,
    let us lift our hearts in faith
    to the one who hears all prayers
    and holds close all those in need.

    Prayers of the People, concluding with:

    Holy God, you gather the whole universe
    into your radiant presence
    and continually reveal your Son as our Savior.
    Bring healing to all wounds,
    make whole all that is broken,
    speak truth to all illusion,
    and shed light in every darkness,
    that all creation will see your glory and know your Christ. Amen.
  • Scripture
  • From your mouth, O God,
    come mercy and righteousness,
    and out of the abundance of your heart
    you have given us your Word made flesh, Jesus the Christ.
    Pour out your Spirit of integrity upon us,
    that all we say and do
    may befit a people made in your image
    and baptized into the dying and rising of your Son. Amen.
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